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If you’re thinking of replacing your windows, you have probably heard or read a ton of different information when it comes to the various options and features, but what do they all mean? What do they do, and how are they all important? If you don’t really know much about windows, no problem! We’ve put together a list of options, details, and terms that you will most likely run across, and the impact they actually have.
Insert Windows vs. Full Frame Replacement
This tends to be an option that comes up when budget is being discussed. Now, we don’t love an insert window, mainly because of the issues we listed below.
- Does not fix problems associated with window frame issues, such as being out of square (resulting in poor window function), rotting or damaged frame, drafts coming around window.
- Creates a smaller window glass surface area.
- Doesn’t provide the same energy efficiency.
- Warranty is less and will require replacing significantly sooner than a full frame.
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Window style is really just preference. Unless you are getting a custom piece, or stylized glass or gills, the price will only vary slightly dependent on the type. The level of energy efficiency remains the same.