Traditionally there has only been one way to install a vinyl window. Weather Tight is pioneering a new cutting edge installation technique that is far superior.
Traditional replacement windows are installed inside of the existing window opening. The new window is made in a new frame, but is inserted into the existing wood jamb.
- In most cases, you can keep the existing interior casings– if they are in good shape
- The installation is faster, and is a little less expensive than the new method.
- By installing a frame within a frame, you lose out on glass space.
- Because the casings are never removed, there is no way to tell if the gap between the jamb and the stud is properly insulated. If it isn’t you can get a new window that’s still drafty around the edges!
The new Full-Frame replacement windows are installed by removing the entire window – including the original wood jamb to the rough openings (or studs).
- By removing the wood jambs, you won’t lose glass space and in most cases you gain glass space.
- The window comes with new exterior vinyl brick mould. This allows for more architecturally correct contours than is usually found on the aluminum bent on-site for the traditional replacement window installation.
- New casings are pre-stained and pre-assembled to give an updated appearance to the entire window opening. The only thing you have to do after the installation is to enjoy the view.
- There is no need to have a carpenter in your home, saving considerable installation time and reducing the hassle that comes with it for you as a customer.
- A little bit more expensive than the traditional installation.
- Your neighbors will be jealous
To learn more, watch Tod & Todd’s video about the full frame replacement and compare for yourself! http://youtu.be/ir1-wuCCw5Q
Which method would you prefer in your home?