The Basics of Insert Window and Full Frame Installation

Do you want to replace your old windows? Window replacement can cost a lot of money, so you need to make sure you’re picking the right window for your needs.

The Basics of Insert Window and Full Frame Installation

Not many homeowners know about this, but there are actually two kinds of window replacement: insert window and full frame window installation. How are these two different from each other, and why is knowing about the differences essential? Let’s take a closer look to find out.

Insert Windows

Insert window installation is the kind of window project that only involves installing the sash or the main panels of the window. The sill and the frame from the old window remain intact, so the only thing that has to be done is to “insert” the new window and secure it in place, hence the term.

Since there’s no need for a new sill and frame, insert window installation is considered the more affordable of the two options. It also lets you make the most of the original window’s sill and frames long after the rest of the window has deteriorated.

Full Frame

Full frame window installation involves removing the original window along with its sill and frame. Replacement windows used for this kind of installation come as complete sets to make sure the new sill and frame will match the rest of the window. Naturally, full frame window installation takes up more time than insert window installation.

Although full frame window installation is more expensive than insert window installation, it could end up saving you more money in the long run since it guarantees that your window is fully insulated. This type of window replacement may also be the only option if you want to update the look of your windows, like switching from sliding to casement windows.

Have you figured out which option works best for your home? Call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Renewal by Andersen® of Houston is the leading provider of window products and services in Katy and other areas in Texas.