How to Install Full Frame Replacement Windows:
When you choose full frame window replacement, existing windows or doors are completely removed down to the studs, along with interior and exterior trim—and occasionally some siding—and the new window is installed in the opening. By exposing the original opening, full frame replacement allows for inspection and repair of areas with rotting wood and water damage where the existing window’s failure has allowed weather into your home’s structure.
Full frame replacement is a more extensive installation process and typically carries a higher price point, but it also offers the flexibility of replacing with a new style or size window. Consider replacing a hard to reach double hung window
with an easy-to-open awning window
over the sink. You can add a door where there was a window, or extend your view and let more light
into a room by bringing the window sill closer to the floor or your kitchen counter. Changing the size can affect the price, but working within the height and width of the existing opening can help to limit additional expense.
Full frame replacement is usually necessary when you have vinyl frames, your frames have sustained damage over the years, or you are remodeling your home.
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