Replacing your windows and fixing your roof annually are both cost-efficient home improvement options. However, not all homeowners know which type of window replacement will best suit their home. At Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters, we care about homeowners. To help you make wiser decisions for your home, here are the key differences between an insert and a full-frame window replacement.
Insert Window Replacement
Most window replacements involve inserting windows without removing the current frames. You simply retain the old frames and replace the glass. To achieve stylish, classy windows that will match your roof, you’ll need to hire professional roofers and window installers who can help you decide which style of window to insert.
Insert window replacement is cheaper than full-frame window replacement. However, you won’t be able to secure the frames, especially if they’re old. Since the framing will not be replaced, this is a much faster installation as well.
Full-Frame Window Replacement
The whole window will be replaced down to the studs in a full-frame window replacement. Much like a roof repair, you can choose this total window replacement. It takes longer than inserting windows and is also more expensive, but it does enable you to check your frames. You can also check on your walls. If there are holes in your walls that need fixing, a full-frame window replacement will allow you to identify and address them. Just remember to hire experts who will do the job right.
As a more extensive installation, the full-frame window replacement replaces the frames. If you have old frames, you should consider this option for window replacement. Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters will know exactly how to help you.