Replacing your Windows? Know your Options First!

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.

 Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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).

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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?