What to Expect During a Window Replacement

January 17th, 2019 by

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Our window replacement specialists at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland are trained to handle all window installations swiftly, efficiently and with as little trouble for our clients as possible. We understand that getting your windows replaced can be an inconvenience, which is why we make it our priority to ensure customer satisfaction every step of the way, from start to finish.

What to Expect During a Window Replacement

Understanding our process can help make the project run even more smoothly, so here’s what to expect.

The Start-to-Finish Process

You can count on the following standard procedures in every window replacement:

  • Preparing the work area

  • Removing the old window

  • Inspection of frame components

  • Preparing the opening

  • Installing the replacement window

  • Sealing and insulating the frame

  • Final inspection

  • Cleaning the work area

  • Properly disposing of old components

“Insert Window” Method

There are two types of installation methods: insert window and full frame window. Some homes have a sill and frame that are still in excellent condition, they simply wish to preserve the intricate trim pattern of the existing frame. In these cases, it’s generally best to use an “Insert Window” method.

In this method, frames are prepared by removing sashes and old components before the replacement windows are put in place. Older windows may have frames made with thick wood, which reduces the glass area of your window. Renewal by Andersen Fibrex® frames provide the same amount of structural support without too much bulkiness, allowing you to maximize the glass area of your window.

“Full Frame Window” Method

The full frame window method involves replacing the entire window, including the frame. This method is necessary if you want to change your current window style, if your current frame is unrepairable or if local fire codes require updated egress points. It is also a permanent solution for older windows that are showing signs of leakage.

In a full frame installation, the whole window is removed leaving behind only the rough opening. Your installer may inspect the frame to determine whether it can be repaired. If not, then a new window with frames, sashes and all components are put in place.

Trust our professionals at Renewal by Andersen of Portland and find out just how hassle-free window replacement can be. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 or use our online contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Portland, OR, and nearby areas.