We Make Installing Replacement Windows & Doors EasyAbby Windows & Exteriors treats every home as though it were our own. We use installers that are at the top of their craft to ensure that every detail is considered.
When you work with Abby Windows & Exteriors, our process begins with safety. If your home was built prior to 1975, we will need to use lead-safe techniques just prior to installation of replacement windows. This doesn’t require anything from the homeowner, but you will see caution tape, tarps and other equipment in our workspace in order to maintain a safe environment. This usually only adds a few hours to your renovation.
Types of Window Installation
A pocket fit installation is a quicker, more cost-effective way to replace your window. A pocket fit installation replaces the existing sashes of a window with a new one. Interior trim and casing are generally not replaced with this method, but the outside is usually wrapped in aluminum trim.
A pocket install is used when the home’s current window frame is in good condition and can be reused. The new window is placed inside the current frame. Some homeowners opt for this in order to keep historic woodwork intact, or if only a few windows are being replaced and the homeowner does not want to change the look of the windows.
Full Frame Installation
A full frame “tearout” is when the entire window will be removed and replaced, including interior and exterior casing and trim. This allows our window specialists to address more issues than a pocket fit. The window’s original size is maintained because the new window isn’t fitting inside the old frame. Full frame tearout also addresses rot, water damage or other issues with the frame. Additionally, full frame tearout allows for additional insulation of the frame and surrounding wall.
Expert Door Installation
The Abby team brings our same attention to detail to the installation of entry and patio doors from the industry’s best manufacturers. Our specialists will guide you through the process of installing a new door, which includes evaluation of the existing door, recommendations for style and function, precise measurement of the opening, and professional installation of high-quality units by an experienced crew.