Should You Go Full Frame or Insert Window Installation?

When you’re getting replacement windows for your home, there are two ways they can be installed – full frame or insert window installation. Each one is more appropriate under certain conditions and scenarios, so which one is best for you? Your trusted window company, Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County, discusses this further.

Window Installation

Full Frame Installation

Full frame window installation, as its name implies, removes the entire existing window and replaces it with an entirely new one. We recommend this installation type if your old window frame is in disrepair and beyond salvaging. It’s also your best option if you’re planning to install a bigger window that can’t fit in the old frame.

Insert Window Installation

Insert window installation simply sets the new window into the old framing. A professional windows contractor like us recommends this installation type if the old window sill and frame are still in good condition. It’s also the better choice if your new windows are able to fit into the old frame without needing any trim or pre-adjustments.

The Better Window Choice

Once you’ve determined which installation type best fits, you need to make sure that the windows that you’re going to install are visually appealing and functional as well. When you shop around, make sure that the windows you want have an ENERGY STAR® rating. ENERGY STAR windows are designed to be as energy-efficient as possible and help you reduce your overall energy costs.

Our vinyl windows all have high ENERGY STAR ratings thanks to our patented Low-E4® glass that’s designed to let ample daylight in but block out harmful UV rays. Aside from lower energy bills, your household will also get to enjoy a more comfortable interior. Give us a call at (949) 216-7711 for more information on our services. Our window company installs replacement windows throughout Orange County, CA.