It may have taken you months or even years to finally decide to get new windows for your home. You’ve also found a great installer who could do the window installation. Now, the only thing left is to decide on what type of installation is going to be done. There are three common ways on how windows could be installed. Each method has its own weaknesses and strong points. It is important to understand which method will work best for your home.
Window installation methods to consider:
Insert Window Replacement
The first method is done by inserting the new window after replacing the old one. Only the sash will be replaced and the window frame remains intact. The interior trim will stay in place but the outer side will be replaced. This method is the fastest since it requires minimal work. However, method of window installation Myrtle Beach, SC will only be applicable if the window frame is in good shape. Another issues that could arise is that the window might not be as airtight since the new window might not be a perfect match for the existing frame.
Full Frame Window Replacement
A full-frame window replacement is basically a way of taking out the entire window, sash and all, and replaced with a new one. This window replacement method will take more time since there will be a more thorough removal process. However, the end result will be much better. Since the entire window will be removed, there will be no draft issues as everything will be sealed up just like the first time the windows were installed. On the other hand, you will need a bigger budget if you choose to go down this route. Other than that, you will also need to hire an expert like MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures for the removal and installation.
Split Jamb Window Installation
The last method is the hardest to accomplish. This is because there aren’t a lot of window installers qualified to do this method. Basically, this method involves the frame of the window is split in half. The new window unit will then be installed in between. The interior trim will not be touched at all during the process. If you have any custom casings, this method of window replacement is the one you are looking for. The only downside is that you might not easily find a window contractor that can do this method.
You might put a lot of effort into searching for the right window for your home. You should also put in the same amount of effort into finding a window contractor that can do the installation. This is to ensure that all of your windows are installed correctly.
If you need to have your windows replaced, do not hesitate to call MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures. You may reach us at (843) 353-6283.
MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577