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Replacement Window – Los Altos – Block
The phrase “block style window” is not really a window, its a sliding glass door.
You can probably understand the mechanics of replacing a window with a:
- new construction window (where the exterior siding is removed in order to attach the window to the building framing)
- or a retrofit window (where the replacement window fits into the frame of the prior window),
But doors have thresholds at the bottom.
Until fairly recently, there was no such thing as a retrofit sliding glass door, because of the need to accommodate the threshold.
The answer that has been developed is the “block window” or “block sliding glass door”.
With this type of sliding glass door, there is no fin.
This means the sliding glass door can be replaced without disturbing the building exterior siding or interior finish.
The old door is removed, frame and all, but the old nail fin is left.
The new door is carefully positioned and secured to the building framing as any retrofit window is.
The interior and the exterior is then trimmed out, and you are done.
Solera Home Improvement is a dealer for Amerimax vinyl replacement windows and can get you an excellent price for your new windows and sliding glass doors.