Some homeowners don’t realize just how many options they have when it comes to updating or upgrading their home’s windows. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & Metropolitan New York is here to help, whether you’re looking for full new construction replacement windows, insert replacement window, or just expert advice on which steps you can take now that fit your home, your style, and your budget.
For many, insert replacement windows make a beautiful, economical option. So what’s the difference in new construction and insert replacement windows? Here’s a quick overview.
1. What are Insert Replacement Windows?
The term “insert replacement window” refers to the sash and glass panes that replace your existing windows. Rather than replacing the entire window frames, which required removal of exterior siding and modification of your existing drywall or plaster, insert replacement windows slide into your existing frame and minimize the time-consuming, messy and expensive reconstruction.
2. Inserts Aren’t Always the Best Option
The ideal candidate for insert replacement windows is a window that’s still perfectly square (all corners at right angles to each other; no shifting or warping) and free from damage. You’ll want to make sure your existing frames are in good condition and not rotted or falling apart. Slightly out of square, but roughly intact windows can be replaced with properly shimmed insert replacement windows.
If your windows have been falling apart and letting moisture into the framing of your home, you might be better off with new construction windows. In this case, the siding and framing of your home will likely need to be removed to inspect damage that may go much further than you can see. In this case, you’re probably better off replacing the entire window, frames, trim, glass and all components.
If you’re not sure whether your existing windows are sound enough to accommodate insert replacement windows, a Renewal by Andersern of New Jersey and New York Metro window consultant can evaluate them for you to provide knowledgeable advice and recommendations.
3. Insert Replacement Windows are an Economical Option
Inserts Replacement Windows can be far more economical than new construction windows—if your frames are in good shape, as mentioned above. Insert windows typically cost less to install than their new construction counterparts and offer many of the same benefits.
Depending on the type of glass you choose, you could enjoy the UV-blocking properties of Low-E4 glass that helps cut down on interior fading, and even heat transfer, so you’ll likely see a difference in your air conditioning bill this summer.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & Metro New York Window Consultants Have More Information
Give Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & Metro New York a call today if you have questions about insert replacement windows or just want to explore your replacement window options. Our toll-free number is 1-888-826-2451. You can also fill in the short form on this page to request a call back or brochures of our home improvement products.
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