Replacement Windows

Retro-Fit or Insert windows can be a cost effective option; however,

Full-Frame window replacements insure that your new windows will provide a worry free installation for many decades.

Retrofit Windows

A retrofit window, also known as an insert window that is designed to fit into the opening of an existing window frame.

The existing window frames, flashing, and surrounding wall structure & finishes must be in good condition for this to be a viable option.

gray concrete wall inside building
gray concrete wall inside building

Key Features of Retrofit Windows:

  1. Customization: Made to fit the exact dimensions of the existing window frame.

  2. Ease of Installation: Installed without removing the exterior or interior materials around the window frame.

  3. Cost-Effective: Less labor-intensive and disruptive, often making it more affordable than installing new construction windows.

  4. Energy Efficiency: Can improve the energy efficiency of a home by providing better insulation compared to older windows.

  5. Aesthetic Improvement: Modernizes the look of a home with minimal changes to the structure.

Retrofit Window Installation Process:

  1. Measurement: The existing window frame opening is measured to ensure the new window will fit perfectly.

  2. Removal: The old window sash and stops are removed, but the original frame remains in place.

  3. Preparation: The existing frame is cleaned and prepped for the new window.

  4. Installation: The retrofit window is inserted, sealed with poly-urethane, and fastened into the existing frame.

  5. Sealing and Finishing: A second application of sealant is applied to prevent drafts and water infiltration. Various finishing touches are applied to blend with the existing decor.

Full Frame Replacement Windows

A full frame replacement window involves removing the entire existing window, including the frame, and replacing it with a new window and frame.

This type of replacement is often chosen when the existing window frames are damaged, deteriorated, or when a different window style or size is desired.

Full frame replacements offer a fresh start and can improve the overall energy efficiency and appearance of a home.