Replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® are unique in that they’re custom-made to fit an existing opening in your wall. In order to build them, we need to take precise measurements of your home. We also need to examine the condition of your current windows in New Jersey. Doing so allows us to determine the best method to use when installing your replacement units.
Insert installation is one of two ways that we fit custom replacement windows into your home. Read on as we explain how the insert installation method works:
What It Is
The insert method involves fitting a replacement unit into your existing frame and sill. For us to be able to do so, the frame and sill will need to be solid and structurally sound. If they’re damaged beyond repair we will need to perform a full-frame window replacement. In this other method, we remove the old window completely (frame, sill and all) before installing the replacement.
When to Use This Method
In addition to confirming that the existing frame and sill are in good condition, we also look at state of the casing and trim. These components need to remain intact throughout the insert process so they need to be in workable shape. We recommend this method if your old window frames are reasonably set square.
Additionally, we often recommend insert window installation if the replacement windows need to match the pre-established aesthetics of your home. As such, this method is more common in traditional homes whose owners want to preserve the home’s architectural integrity when installing new hardware.
What to Expect
Renewal by Andersen® uses a special start-to-finish process to insert the replacement units into your wall openings. The process involves the following careful steps:
Preparing the area. We aren’t considered the best in the business for no reason. Upon arriving at your home on the day of the project, our professional installers will first move any furniture or valuables that might get in the way of the installation. Doing this will help us protect your property.
Removing the old window. Taking care not to interfere with the old casing and frame, our installers will remove the old sash and hardware (weights and pulleys included). They will inspect and repair damaged components should they find any.
Installing the replacement unit. After cleaning off the old framing, our installers will insert the new unit into the opening. Then they will proceed to seal and insulate all around the frame for weather-tightness and increased energy efficiency. If you’ve ordered a special trim, they will install that as well.
Cleaning up the area. The start-to-finish process doesn’t end when the new unit has been properly inserted into your wall. We take care of disposing the old window we removed. And because we’re professionals who respect your property, we also clean up the entire area we used. We’ll leave your home and yard just as we found it – clean and tidy.
All good window contractors know that the performance of a replacement window depends on the quality of the installation. If you’re looking to replace your New Jersey windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia. We offer a wide range of window styles, from double-hung windows to contemporary gliding and sliding window systems.
We’re the most trusted professionals in the region. Call us at (610) 563-2190 to learn more about our products. You may also request a free consultation to determine the best replacement method to use for your home. Let our window specialists know the time and date most convenient for you, and we’ll have your project up and running in no time. We are local window contractors serving homeowners in Philadelphia, PA.