When you choose replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA, you might think that’s the end of the process, but really, it’s only about half way to the end. Once the windows are ordered and come in, you have to have installation done. There are actually different types of installation that can occur, did you know that? IF you’ve never been through the process before (which more homeowners haven’t) you probably didn’t! Here are more details about the types of window installations that you might find happening in your house.
The two main and most common types of installations are full frame and pocket installations. Pocket replacements actually leave the old frames in place and just put a new window into that frame. If the window frame in great shape, this is a good way to go since it can save you money. IT’s a good process if you have windows that have narrow frames. The installation is easy and fast, and you don’t have to pay as much for the replacements or the labor. But the openings can sometimes be rough and water damage is more prevalent later on. You could also have less glass space to view what’s outside your home.
On the other hand, full frame replacement takes the entire window, frame and all, out and replaces them. The windows come out down to the studs around them and you get a completely new window with a new frame and all. When the old window is removed, the installer can take a look at the rough opening and correct anything that might be damaged. If there’s water damage, mold, rot, or anything else going on, it can be addressed at that time. You can also get more natural light, a better overall appearance, and better viewing space with full frame replacement.
Which method works best for you? You may have no idea. It could come down to budget, or perhaps what your home needs. IT’s best to confer with professionals who can give you advice as to which direction to take. When you work with reputable experts, you can trust their advice. They won’t try to tell you that you need something you don’t or talk you into a more expensive way just to make more money from your project.
If you know you need replacement windows in Simi Valley, CA, and perhaps you even know what you want, but you don’t know what type of installation to go for, the professionals at Quality Windows & Doors can help you with that decision. We won’t make the decision for you, of course, but we will give you our expert advice and all the information you need to make the right choice for your home. Give us a call at (805) 984-5895 and we’ll answer whatever questions you have about the process. You can also visit our showroom to look over windows in person at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030. Your home project is important to us and we want to make sure you’re happy with the end results.