Solera Home Improvement will provide you a replacement window, or two, or ten, or more in and around the city of Sunnyvale, CA
Replacement Window – Palo Alto – Retrofit
A retrofit window is one that fits into the frame of the existing window.
With a retrofit replacement window, there is no need to remove and replace any exterior siding, as no exterior siding is disturbed.
Like new construction windows, retrofit windows have a “fin”, but the fin is the vinyl at the front of the window which presses against the building siding.
Retrofit windows are secured to the building framing with long screws which are installed from inside the home, going through the new window, through the finished sheet rock of the existing window opening, and into the building framing.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to everything.
For retrofit windows, the big advantage is cost.
Because the installation is so easy, the cost of the installation is much cheaper than remodeling with new construction type windows.
The disadvantage is you lose a little glass space.
By definition the glass space of the retrofit is less than the original because the retrofit fits inside the frame of the original.
Solera Home Improvement is a dealer for Amerimax vinyl replacement windows and can get you an excellent price for your new windows.