Windows, even the best ones, are only as good as their installers. Improper installation always has costly consequences, leading to cracked joints, loss of heated or cool air, and exposure to the elements and moisture.
This is why flawless installation is a key component to Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln’s start-to-finish window replacement process. Beginning with our initial visit to your home, our representative will assess the condition of each of your openings to determine which method to use.
Insert Window Installation
The insert window replacement involves setting the new window into the existing frame opening. This makes sense when the old frame and sill are still in good shape. Because it doesn’t include casing and trim removal, the existing construction must allow the use of the insert in a structurally sound way. Otherwise, everything must be removed even if the components are still solid and square.
Full-Frame Window Installation
The full-frame window replacement is the complete opposite. It mirrors the new construction process, removing the sash and frame, and exposing the rough opening. Since the opening is squared, insulated and cased with exterior and interior trim, it guarantees energy efficiency by eliminating air leakage. If your new windows require larger openings to meet fire egress codes, this method is necessary regardless of the existing frame’s condition.
Which One Is Better?
The right installation method depends on your home’s construction. Extra measures might be observed if your property was built before 1978 because of possibility of lead paint issues. It takes painstaking, professional assessment to determine the appropriate kind of window replacement for your home.
At Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln, we go to great lengths to use the right installation method and maximize the performance of your windows. Our professionals will spot structural problems, take note of climate concerns, double-check measurements for accuracy and keep the latest building requirements in mind.
To get your project started, call us at (402) 513-2828 to schedule your free, in-home consultation and estimate. We serve Bellevue, Omaha, Lincoln and other nearby communities.