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The Benefits of New Construction Windows

Posted November 30, 2020

New construction windows are typically used when building a new home or addition. They’re ideal for this purpose because the studs of the home are exposed and the windows can be installed directly onto them. But new construction windows can also be used for other applications, such as when installing windows in a coastal home.

Alternatively, replacement windows are best for quick home improvement projects that have budget and time limitations. These windows fit within the existing opening and only replace the window itself. While they have their advantages, replacement windows sometimes fall short in terms of waterproofing and fit.

It’s best to speak with a qualified window installation company when determining which is best: new construction or replacement windows. Again, there is no one size fits all solution for every project. It all depends on the application. If it turns out that new construction windows are ideal, here are the benefits to expect.

Moderately Easy to Install

New construction windows are moderately easy to install because you don’t have to try to fit them into an existing frame. These windows have attachment fins (flexible strips of metal) that make them easy to install on the exterior side of the window. Don’t forget to account for the framing and trim. Your windows won’t be complete without them.

Improved Insulation and Weather-Tightness

Replacement windows are weather-tight, but new construction has the edge. This is why they are a top pick for coastal homes, as they offer better weather protection and no loss of glass surface space for light and views. Of course, choosing a qualified installer remains critical, as this will determine if the windows are installed correctly. Any gaps or inconsistencies will become a problem.

More Choices - Pick Out Any Window You Want

Another feature that homeowners love with new construction is that they can pick out any window they want. You won’t be working with an existing window frame or trim, so you can pick your style, color and material. Talk to your contractor about casement windows, double hung windows and slider windows, as these are all great options for modern homes.

If you are building a new home, adding onto your current home or redoing a wall or siding, new construction windows are a great option. You can pick out the window you want and ensure it fits correctly. To learn more about your options for high quality windows that accommodate your space, contact Woodhaven today.

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