Apr 02, 2022

How To Choose A Replacement Window

Window replacement involves lots of choices. Find out how to choose the best replacement window for your needs. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on a recent program.

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Full Frame vs. Insert Windows

When it comes to home window replacement, it’s wise to understand the differences between full frame and insert windows.  With insert window installation, only the operational aspects of the windows are replaced.  The frame stays put.  While insert windows are cheaper, they often have left homeowners feeling unsatisfied.  One major reason for this is that insert windows installation often leaves less glass visible.  This reduces the amount of natural light that enters a home.  With full frame window replacement, a new trim package is installed.  In addition, all the air and water infiltration issues can be fixed.  These problems often have to do with a window’s frame.

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Style of Window

Another decision homeowners need to make about home window replacement is the style of window to install. This is because full frame window replacement allows homeowners to change from one style to another.  Two popular windows are bay and bow windows.  A bay window is a singular window that angles out.  It cannot be opened or closed.  Two operational windows are normally placed on each side of the window to allow for ventilation.  A bow window curves out and typically has at least four operational casement windows.

Infinity Bay Window and Double Hung Windows

Double vs. Triple Pane Windows

One of the factors to consider when buying new windows for your home is whether to install double or triple pane windows.  Many homeowners wrongfully assume that triple pane windows are better than double pane windows.  However, this is not always the case.  In fact, the gas pack within a window has a lot to do with its energy efficiency.  In many instances, double pane windows with wider glass packs, such as Infinity® From Marvin Windows can outperform triple pane windows.

 Infinity awning window in kitchen

Humidity Levels

For homeowners with window condensation, it can be easy to assume that the windows themselves have failed.  However, condensation is often the result of incorrect levels of home humidity.  That’s because condensation forms when warm, humid air meets a cold and smooth surface.  The colder it is outside, the lower a home’s humidity needs to be.  Windows are normally the coldest feature in a home which is why condensation can form on them when humidity levels are too high.

Marvin patio sliding door in bedroom

 Sliding vs. Swinging Patio Doors

When it comes to patio door replacement, homeowners have the option to choose between sliding and swinging doors.  Swinging doors tend to be more energy efficient.  By contrast, sliding patio doors often frost up and leak air.  In addition, sliding glass doors are prone to ice freezing in the tracks during the winter months.

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"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 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

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 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

"Very professional, super quality work, everyone was very pleasant, would highly recommend, will continue to use Lindus for all future projects."

Chuck V.
Chaska, MN
February 18, 2023
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