When planning your window replacement project, you need to be aware of the factors will have the biggest effect on your budget. This will help you make the most out of your project, improving your home’s indoor comfort and efficiency while staying on budget. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle shares a few considerations to keep in mind:
Type of Window Frame
There many window frame materials to choose from, which can be a bit overwhelming unless you know what to look for. Consider your aesthetic preferences when choosing a frame material, as well as energy efficiency, durability and maintenance requirements. Some materials are more expensive than others, but a higher price point doesn’t always mean lower maintenance. For instance, wood frames are typically more expensive than vinyl, but they can still be costly to maintain.
Type of Window Installation
There are several methods for installing windows. The retrofit method is essentially a cosmetic procedure. With the insert method, new windows are inserted into existing frames. Part of discussing your replacement bay windows is determining which type of installation you want for the project. One type is known as the retrofit installation, which is essentially a cosmetic replacement of your windows. With the insert installation, the jambs are kept intact, but some aluminum capping is installed on the exterior so the brickmould is covered.
The third method is full-frame installation, and it involves installing completely new windows. With full-frame installation, every component of the window is replaced–the glass, frames, studs and everything else. This type of installation is strongly recommended because it ensures any damaged components are replaced.
If you’re looking for top-notch bay or casement windows for your home, Renewal by Andersen of Seattle is your best choice for the job! Reach us at (206) 777-0954 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. We serve our customers in Seattle and nearby areas.