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Window Installation

There are two methods of window installation

Full Frame Replacement Installation

Installation: The entire frame of the existing window including the interior casing trim is removed. The new window is installed directly to the wooden frame (studs) of the house and has attached interior wood or vinyl jamb extensions. Shims are installed between the new window frame and the frame of the house to ensure a square fit.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the frame of the house.

Interior Finish: Interior casing trim finish is available in a variety of wood and vinyl finishes.

Exterior Finish: Exterior brickmould is attached to the window frame to cover the gap between the window and the brick or siding. Caulking is applied to seal any tiny tolerance gaps between the brickmould and the exterior wall.

Retrofit Installation

Installing a retrofit window Inserting expanding foam insulation between the existing frame and the vinyl window frame Installing formed aluminum over the existing wood frame.

Installation: The existing window frame that is attached to the frame of the house and the interior casing trim is not removed. Only the existing operating or fixed section of the window is removed and the new window is installed into the existing frame opening. Shims are installed between the new window frame and the existing window sub-frame to ensure a square fit.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the existing window sub frame.

Interior Finish: The existing interior casing trim and wood or drywall returns remain intact and are not replaced.

Exterior Finish: Existing exterior wood frames and brickmould are covered with formed aluminum capping.

Bay and Bow Window Installation

Bay Window Conversion: Full Frame Replacement

The entire frame of the existing window including the interior casing trim is removed.

A new Bay or Bow frame is constructed including new unpainted pine jamb extensions and a ¾ " GIS unpainted plywood head and seat. The windows are installed into the new frame and then the entire frame including the windows is installed into the brick opening. Shims are installed between the new bay or bow framed unit and the frame of the house to ensure a square fit.

A vinyl or aluminum sided covered plywood insulated skirt is typically attached to the bottom of the Bay or Bow window frame.

If an there is an overhang directly above the window, then the opening between the top of the window and the overhang is insulated and enclosed with formed aluminum.

If no overhang exists directly above the window then an aluminum or asphalt shingled insulated covered roof is constructed and attached to the top of the Bay or Bow window.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the bay window frame and between the bay or bow window frame and the frame of the house. The roof or the header above the window and the skirt below the bay is insulated to improve the energy efficiency.

Interior Finish: Interior casing trim finish is available in a variety of wood finishes.

Exterior Finish:

Wood Framing: The exterior perimeter frame is covered with formed aluminum capping.

Roof: Asphalt shingles or formed aluminum roof covering.

Skirt: Vinyl or Aluminum siding

Retrofit windows into existing Bay or Bow Window

The existing outer bay window frame, lower and upper sills and interior casing trims are not removed.

There is an option to either retain the existing connecting posts or remove them.

If the posts are not removed, then the existing operating and fixed sections are removed and the replacement windows are installed into the existing individual frame openings. Shims are installed between the new window frames and the existing individual bay or bow window frame openings to ensure a square fit.

If the posts are removed, then the windows are coupled together with couplers and installed into the existing perimeter frame opening. Shims are installed between the new window frame and the existing bay or bow window perimeter frame to ensure a square fit.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the bay window perimeter or individual frames.

Interior Finish: The existing interior casing trim and wood or drywall returns remain intact and are not replaced.

Exterior Finish:

Wood Framing: The existing exterior perimeter frame and posts (if not removed) are covered with formed aluminum capping.

Existing Roof: Optional recovering of roof with asphalt shingles or formed aluminum is available

Existing Wood Skirt: Optional siding covering of existing wood skirt is available