Block Frame Window Installation

Published December 22, 2020
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When determining what replacement windows there are many factors that will influence this purchase including:

  1. The exterior of your home
  2. How quickly it can be done
  3. Your budget
  4. Which installation method will work best for your home

What to Expect in This Article

In this post, we will discuss what the block frame installation method is, and when the block frame installation method makes sense to use.

One of the Most Common Methods is Block Frame Installation.

The reasons that block frame window installation is so popular:

  1. It’s quick
  2. It’s cost-effective

Quick and cheap installation? Why would you choose anything else?

What is Block Frame Installation?

Block framing is a very quick process. It’s an economical option because the existing exterior and interior trims are left undisturbed. Leaving the old frame also makes it much quicker than other installation methods. So, if your biggest motivators are price and how fast something can be completed then block frame installation may be the best window replacement option.

The block frame window installation process:

  1. The old window is removed
  2. The new window is inserted into the same frame
  3. After the new window is inserted, a caulking bead and metal head flashing are installed to defend against air and water infiltration. This creates a seal, which will need to be preserved with regular touch-ups.

Where Block Frame Works Best

Old Homes

Older homes that have wood windows and frames that are in good shape are the perfect condition for window block frame installation. Once the old sashes and parts are removed, the opening is prepared by cleaning the area where the new window will go. Caulking is then applied between the new window and the existing frame. The new window is carefully installed from the inside of the home and is securely fastened into place. The hardest part of the installation is removal of the old window.

Once the new window is in, final adjustments are made to ensure everything is working properly. Then the window is insulated and interior trim tops it off.

Brick & Concrete Homes

Brick and concrete homes usually need to use block frame installation too. A new frame can’t be secured into these materials.

Is Block Frame Window Installation Right for You?

The best way to make the right decision is to work with home window installation experts. At Lake Washington Windows & Doors, we recommend the installation process that makes sense for your home based on material, budget, and time. If you’d like to know more about block frame installation or have any questions, get in touch with us today and schedule a free consultation.

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