Installation of Replacement Windows

Installation of Replacement Windows

July 27, 2012


If you’re looking for replacement windows for your home, you probably have a few questions, particularly around installation. It’s best to have a window and installation expert come to your home and inspect your windows and window frames. An expert can recommend the window installation method that is best for your home. Two replacement window installation methods include:

The Insert Window Installation Method: This installation method consists of setting a new window into an existing frame opening. An insert window installation makes sense when:

  • The old window sill and frame are square, solid and in good condition.
  • The existing construction will allow use of the insert in a way that is structurally sound.
  • Casing and trim need to remain in place throughout installation.

The Full Frame Installation Method: This installation method consists of removing the entire existing window and installing new. A full frame window installation makes sense when:

  • The old window frame is deteriorated beyond repair.
  • A larger opening is required by fire egress codes.*
  • You want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, because the old window frame has air leakage.
  • Existing window frame doesn’t lend itself to insert window replacement.

Renewal by Andersen’s professional installers are experts in both insert and full frame window installation methods and they are available to answer any questions you may have about replacing your windows, including which window replacement method is right for your home. For more information about your replacement window options, visit and contact one of our replacement window experts today.

*See your local code official for building code requirements in your area.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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