7 Considerations When Replacing Exterior Windows

When replacing exterior windows, there is more to it then I might imagine at first. Things like the materials your house is made of, color, what type of siding you have. All of these things will impact the choices you make.

Check out this article from Pella that talks about the different factors that will impact your decision when buying new exterior windows. After reading the article, give us a call with any questions you have. Please enjoy.

Source: pellabranch.com | Re-Post Fadely Home Design 8/31/2018 – 

Replacing your windows is an important and sometimes necessary project, but there’s more to it than just swapping a new window in place of an old one.

You also have to keep in mind the exterior of your home, and if the window replacement will impact your siding, brick, stone, or stucco. To help you through the window replacement and installation process, here are some things to keep in mind for your home’s exterior.

1. Full frame or pocket replacement

Are you going to do a full frame or pocket window replacement? Full frame window installation replaces the existing window frame and sashes. It’s a common option for homeowners that want to change the size or shape of their window or want a different type of window. Pocket replacements allow you to keep the original frame, trim, siding, and casing intact. They are commonly used when homeowners want to replace a worn window with a new window that’s the same size, and the current window frame is still square, level, and in good condition. Both types of installation are effective, but your choice depends on your overall need. Pocket replacements may also be advantageous when the exterior material of the home would be more impacted.

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