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What are Retrofit Windows and Doors?
Retrofit windows and doors, also known as replacement windows and doors, are new window and door products that are installed within the existing window or door frames of a home. In retrofit window installation, the old window sash is carefully removed, but the frame remains in place. The new retrofit window is then placed perfectly within the existing frame. When done right, retrofit windows look like they were always a part of the home!
Retrofit windows and doors are great products for San Diego homeowners who want to upgrade their old windows and doors at an affordable price point with newer ones that are more durable and energy efficient. Retrofit windows and doors are truly amazing products that are a great upgrade to any San Diego home.
If the window and door frames in your home are in good shape, and you are happy with the size and placement of your existing windows and doors, retrofit windows and doors are the best choice for your home. This is because they are very economical, when compared to installing new construction windows and also perform very well when it comes to energy efficiency. Retrofit windows are generally less expensive than new construction windows because the installation of retrofit windows is less labor intensive.
One of the best features of retrofit windows is that they can be installed without doing any damage to the surrounding stucco or siding outside, or to the drywall or plaster inside. Many homeowners are surprised to learn this, and tell us that they hadn’t considered replacing their windows earlier, because they thought doing so would damage their walls and they would have to then complete expensive repairs. They are happy to hear that no repair to their walls will be necessary and that their house will be as good as new as soon as the window and door installation is complete!
In addition, because there is no structural work that has to take place before the windows are installed and very little clean up to do after, the windows in an entire home can be retrofitted fairly quickly. There is very little disturbance to your home life, and you don’t have to take a lot of time off of work to be at home when our crew is installing. At BM Windows, our very experienced and highly trained crews can typically complete a home in just one day!
With retrofit windows and doors, it is important that accurate measurements are taken, since the new windows and doors are fitted into the existing openings. This is why we always send out one of our team members to professionally measure for your new windows and doors, instead of requiring you to take the measurements yourself. By doing this, we are able to ensure that your new windows will fit perfectly in the existing frames with no gaps, making them weather tight and more energy efficient. Our team takes care of everything from start to finish, and even !
If you are wondering how retrofit windows will look in your home, the answer is: they will look great! At BM Windows, we have multiple styles of windows, so you can be sure to find ones that will fit with the style of your home. It you have a modern home, we can offer you windows with slimmer frames, or if you have a more traditional style of home, we have windows with larger frames that will give your home a crafted look. In addition, you can get frames in colors other than white to help your home stand out in your neighborhood. If you’re not sure what type of windows would look best in your home, one of our replacement window experts can help you select a style that will look great and enhance the design of your home.
To summarize, using retrofit products in your San Diego home is a smart way to replace windows and doors at a lower cost, while at the same time providing dramatic improvements in both energy efficiency and visual appeal.
We have thousands of satisfied customers throughout San Diego who have upgraded their homes with new windows and are thrilled with the look and performance. at BM Windows today to set up a free, in-home consultation where we can give you a quote on all new retrofit windows and doors for your San Diego home.