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5 Questions & Answers About Window Installation

5 Questions & Answers About Window Installation

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 2.11.23.

Residential windows have an impact on a home’s energy efficiency and comfort level.  When it comes to window replacement, many homeowners have questions about products and installation.  Here are the answers to common questions about window installation.

1. What’s The Difference Between Full Frame & Insert Window Replacement?

Many homeowners often need clarification on the difference between full frame and insert windows. Insert windows use the existing frame and replace the moveable parts.  This shrinks the visible glass area and the amount of natural light allowed in the home.

Full frame window installation allows for inspection of the rough opening.  This lessens the likelihood of future air and water infiltration.  During full frame window replacement, installers can fix dry rot.  Wood rot can ruin your windows and cause thousands of dollars in damage.

2. Does It Matter Who Installs My Windows?

There are many reasons why installing your own house windows can backfire.   But that doesn’t mean you should allow a rookie contractor to take on your new home windows. The experience of the window installation service is critical. Without this, there can be future issues with:

  • Rejected manufacturer warranty claims due to improper window replacement techniques
  • New home windows that are easy to break into
  • Air & water infiltration

3. What’s The Difference Between Custom & Standard Windows?

Standard house windows are often found at big box stores. They often fall into the builder grade class. This equates to shortened lifespans and mediocre product quality.

Custom windows last longer because they are designed for each rough opening.  This ensures that the window replacement is long-lasting.  Many homeowners appreciate that custom windows have upscale trim packages.  Much of the time, the windows can be stained to match a home’s preexisting woodwork.

Bonus Read: Choosing Between Custom Windows Vs. Standard Replacement Window Sizes

4. Can New Home Windows Be Installed Year-Round?

Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowners can have new windows installed year-round.  That’s because the process does not leave the rough opening exposed to the elements for long.

Marvin Window Replacement

5. What Are The Best Windows For WI & MN Homeowners?

The residential windows a homeowner selects should take climate into consideration.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows are popular in the Twin Cities & Western Wisconsin. They are filled with argon gas which works to prevent frost accumulation. Stainless steel spacers are used for premium durability.  A low-e coating keeps the windows cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months.

Your Trusted & Reliable Local Window Installers

Lindus Construction has been installing windows in Wisconsin and Minnesota since 1979.  It’s our mission to install long-lasting energy efficient windows.  You can expect expert craftsmanship and a lifetime workmanship guarantee with each installation.  Contact us if you have any questions or request a complimentary estimate today to discuss your project.