On average, full frame replacement costs 10-15% more than a retrofit installation

In a retrofit installation, new windows are inserted into existing frames. This is ideal in preserving the look of a window and is a good option if the frame or structural components are not damaged or aged.

Rotting wood windows and moldy frames: what you should know

In a full frame installation, the window is replaced with new brickmoulds and casing. This kind of installation is also the best way to ensure the longevity and proper efficiency of new windows.

Full frame vs. retrofit: what’s the best window installation

The type of installation is a big determining factor in the final cost of your windows.

Should you reglaze, retrofit, or replace your old windows?

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An example of a vinyl package in full frame installation: vinyl jamb complete with snap on vinyl casing. Check out all the available interior and exterior finishes.