Understanding the Two Types of Window Installation

July 27, 2023

We know that most people don’t buy new windows for their home every day. That’s why we would like to help you understand the two main types of window installations: full-frame window installation or pocket installation.

Full-Frame Window Installation

Full-frame window installation refers to the total replacement of a window. It is the type of window installation that is done on new structures. It involves removing the window, the sill, and the exterior and interior trim.

To complete a full-frame window installation, you may need to purchase additional insulation and a drip edge. You may also have to touch up the paint on your interior and exterior walls.

Pocket Installation

Pocket installation refers to replacing a window within an existing frame. The frame is not removed during a pocket installation. Instead, an insert window (or retrofit window) replaces the old window.

How Do You Know What Type of Window Replacement is Right for You?

There are many factors to consider when deciding between a full-frame window installation or a pocket installation. Some of those factors include the age and condition of your home, the exterior material of your home, the condition of your window frame, your budget, and any time restrictions you may have.

For window replacement services in the Kansas City area, contact Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters, and Windows. We work with our customers to help select the ideal replacement windows for your home. We will give you the pros and cons of each option, so you can decide what is best for you.

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