Feb 11, 2023

5 Questions & Answers About Window Installation

When it comes to window replacement, many homeowners have questions about products and installation. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on a recent program.

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Residential windows have an impact on a home’s energy efficiency and comfort level.  When it comes to window replacement, many homeowners have questions about products and installation.  Here are the answers to common questions about window installation.

1. What’s The Difference Between Full Frame & Insert Window Replacement?

Many homeowners often need clarification on the difference between full frame and insert windows. Insert windows use the existing frame and replace the moveable parts.  This shrinks the visible glass area and the amount of natural light allowed in the home.

Full frame window installation allows for inspection of the rough opening.  This lessens the likelihood of future air and water infiltration.  During full frame window replacement, installers can fix dry rotWood rot can ruin your windows and cause thousands of dollars in damage.

replacement window installation in the winter

2. Does It Matter Who Installs My Windows?

There are many reasons why installing your own house windows can backfire.   But that doesn’t mean you should allow a rookie contractor to take on your new home windows. The experience of the window installation service is critical. Without this, there can be future issues with:

  • Rejected manufacturer warranty claims due to improper window replacement techniques
  • New home windows that are easy to break into
  • Air & water infiltration

3. What’s The Difference Between Custom & Standard Windows?

Standard house windows are often found at big box stores. They often fall into the builder grade class. This equates to shortened lifespans and mediocre product quality.

Custom windows last longer because they are designed for each rough opening.  This ensures that the window replacement is long-lasting.  Many homeowners appreciate that custom windows have upscale trim packages.  Much of the time, the windows can be stained to match a home’s preexisting woodwork.

Bonus Read: Choosing Between Custom Windows Vs. Standard Replacement Window Sizes

4. Can New Home Windows Be Installed Year-Round?

Minnesota and Wisconsin homeowners can have new windows installed year-round.  That’s because the process does not leave the rough opening exposed to the elements for long.

Marvin Window Replacement

5. What Are The Best Windows For WI & MN Homeowners?

The residential windows a homeowner selects should take climate into consideration.  Infinity® from Marvin Windows are popular in the Twin Cities & Western Wisconsin. They are filled with argon gas which works to prevent frost accumulation. Stainless steel spacers are used for premium durability.  A low-e coating keeps the windows cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months.

Your Trusted & Reliable Local Window Installers

Lindus Construction has been installing windows in Wisconsin and Minnesota since 1979.  It’s our mission to install long-lasting energy efficient windows.  You can expect expert craftsmanship and a lifetime workmanship guarantee with each installation.  Contact us if you have any questions or request a complimentary estimate today to discuss your project.

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651-461-9226.

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Window Replacement Reviews:

"Our total experience with Lindus was amazing! Very responsive. Provided great egress windows at a reasonable price. Would use them again and recommend them to others."

Randy R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 25, 2023

"We had several large windows replaced. Everyone from the phone representative to the salesperson to the scheduler to the installers was knowledgeable, polite, easy to work with and professional. The installation went smoothly due to the skill and hard work of the installers and the windows look great. It seems like everyone was proud of their role in the Lindus team."

Mavis & Dannie G.
Anoka, MN
July 18, 2023

"We hired Lindus to replace block windows at ground level. The workers were meticulous in doing the job right.  Very professionally done. We were very impressed with the customer service."

Elise B.
Prescott, WI
June 24, 2023

"It was great. Lindus does quality work and completed the work on time.  Lindus is a very reputable company and we were very pleased with the results."

Eric I.
Cumberland, WI
June 20, 2023

"We had Matt Puhl come out and talk to us about some windows. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  Jake and Jim were the guys that came out and installed all of our windows and did a marvelous job. They were clean, courteous and took a lot of pride in their final product and it showed, so much in fact that I bought the guys lunch! I knew that Lindus was top quality products, what I didn't know was that it was such great service."

Jeremy J.
Hudson, WI
May 18, 2023

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023
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