Long Island Window & Door Proffesionals
When deciding to replace your old windows with new windows, you have many choices to make
including window style, material selection, finishing options and method of installation. As the owner of
All Island Pro Windows & Doors inc, with over 25 years in the business, I have personally installed thousands
of windows. In this article I will describe the different methods of installation and explain the pros and
cons associated with each method.
A replacement window, otherwise known as an insert or retrofit window is custom sized window, with
its own frame, installed into your existing window frame. All of your existing trim or casings, both
interior and exterior, remain in place including the sill and master frame. Just your old window sash,
tracks and hardware are removed. This method of installation can be used for any type of window
however there is typically more work involved when replacing windows other than double hung.
Pros - Lower price, minimal additional work since interior and exterior trim is left in place (vinyl
replacement windows can be done without any additional work), more options since windows are