If you are a homeowner, window replacement might be something that has crossed your mind. Whether you have just moved to a new home and would like to update the windows or if it is simply time to replace the windows in your current home, WinChoice USA is here to help. 

As the premier replacement window manufacturer, seller, and installer in the Southeastern United States, WinChoice USA is your one-stop-shop for all things window-related. 

So you are looking into replacement windows. Should you go with a standard window replacement or a full-frame window replacement? Continue reading below to learn more. 

Full-Frame Window Replacements vs. Standard Replacements

Before we can begin to discuss which window replacement would work best for your home, it is important to understand the difference between the two methods of replacement. That said, if you stay up to date with the WinChoice USA blog, you may have heard us talk about the two window replacement styles before. 

Most often, when we are discussing these two styles of window replacements, we refer to the windows as replacement windows and new construction windows — with new construction windows being full-frame window replacements. New construction windows and full-frame window replacements are the same type of window used in two different situations. In new construction, the window is mounted to the wooden infrastructure of the wall while the home is being built. When used in a standard window replacement situation, new construction windows become known as full-frame replacement windows because the frame of the old window must be removed so that the replacement windows can be installed just as they would be in a new construction build.

The Case for Standard Window Replacement

While we fully advocate for full-frame replacements, we do believe that standard window replacements can sometimes be the best option. For one, standard window replacement is more affordable than full-frame window replacements because the installation process is less intensive. In addition to having a less intensive installation process, the material cost of the windows will also be lower — as the windows are made smaller so they can be mounted on the interior of the existing window frame. In short, standard window replacements can prove to be beneficial in some situations. 

If you have any questions about standard window replacements and would like to discuss the logistics with a member of our sales team, contact us today. 

Why Choose Full-Frame Replacement Windows

Before we begin advocating for full-frame replacement windows, we want to point out that while they are more expensive, they add greater value to your home in the long run. So when you are looking at the two window replacement options, consider the installation of full-frame windows as an investment. But why does our window replacement and installation team recommended full-frame window replacements?

Efficiency

If you are looking for window replacements that are energy-efficient, we always suggest that you choose full-frame window replacements. In standard window replacement, the new window is mounted directly to the frame of the existing window. When this is done, there is an increased risk of airflow and energy loss in your home as there are now two critical seals along the exterior of the window — the seal between the old frame and the wall and the seal between the old frame and the new frame. 

Aesthetics

If there is one reason that you should always consider full-frame replacement windows it is because of their aesthetic value. When you have full-frame replacement windows installed, you don’t have to sacrifice any windowpane surface area. 

When a standard window is mounted within the frame of another existing window frame, the surface area of the pane is significantly decreased as the window must be manufactured to a smaller scale. 

Durability

When it comes to having a durable, long-lasting replacement window installers, there are no options better than full-frame window replacements. Due to the installation method, you can rest easy knowing that your windows are secured in a low-risk way that increases energy efficiency and protects your home. 

Standard replacement windows, if damaged or improperly installed, can lead to future home damages that could otherwise be unavoidable. Full-frame window installation allows the installation team to firmly seal and secure the replacement windows in a way that will last for years to come. 

For Full-Frame Replacement Windows, Think WinChoice USA

At WinChoice USA, we are dedicated to bringing our customers high-quality windows that are built to last. That’s why we manufacture, sell, install, and warranty all of our windows.

If you are considering window replacements for your home, we urge you to contact us today to get in touch with one of our sales managers to discuss cost and logistics. We look forward to working with you to find the best possible replacement windows for your Southeastern home.