Insert vs. Full Frame Windows

Insert vs Full Frame Replacement WindowsReplacing your home’s windows is almost always a great investment. New windows not only provide greater comfort and improve the look of your home, but they can also help lower your energy costs and reduce outside noise. With so many options available on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right type of windows for your home. Your window replacement project will depend on several different factors, from the style of window you want to the size, material, hardware, finishes, and more. You’ll also need to determine whether you need a full-frame window replacement or an insert replacement window.

What Are Insert Windows?

Insert replacement windows are windows that are installed into an existing frame. The old window unit is removed — along with the existing sashes and jamb liners — leaving the frame and trim intact. Then, the new window unit is installed into the existing frame of the window opening. Insert windows are less expensive than full-frame windows and installation is typically fast and simple. If the window frame is in good condition and there is no rot present, then an insert window replacement is ideal because it’s less expensive than a full-frame window replacement.

What Are Full-Frame Windows?

A full-frame window replacement requires the complete removal of the existing window. This means taking out every part of the window, including the sash, existing trim, and mainframe. Full-frame windows look similar to new construction windows and provide many benefits for your home, such as increased energy efficiency and improved curb appeal. You will need to invest in a full-frame window replacement if there is rot in the frame, trim, casing, or sill. Full-frame windows are also a good option if you want to change the size or shape of your windows.

Let BELDON® Help

A better home begins with BELDON™. To learn more about the differences between insert windows and full frame windows, look to us. We’re window replacement experts and can help you select an option that works best for your project. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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