Apart from figuring out what type of windows you want as well as what level of protection from heat you might need them to have, you also have to determine which method of installation will serve you better. At Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco, we do window installation using two methods: insert installation and full frame installation.
Full Frame Method
If nothing from your current window construction looks and functions as expected, your entire window installation needs to be removed, and a new one put in its place. This process is called the full frame method. This is particularly useful when your existing frames are in such a condition that your home’s indoor temperature has gotten compromised, and energy efficiency is no longer possible to achieve.
Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco will recommend the insert window installation method if your existing frames do not need replacing. So long as the structural integrity of your windows can be maintained, insert installation should suffice. The frame opening must also be square. If you insist on an insert installation with a damaged frame, your windows will end up losing you more money in the long run.
Consider These as Well
Have the condition of your windows assessed completely. It would be helpful to have pertinent information at hand, such as how old your windows are and whether they had already been repaired previously. Find out if any warranties are still in effect and what type of replacement might be covered.
Whichever window installation method you prefer, have only Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco do it for you. With over 100 years of experience behind us, your windows – and home – will surely be in good hands. Give us a call at (510)-263-3210. Inquire about getting a free, no-obligation consultation if you have a home in San Francisco, CA.