Do You Install Replacement Windows From Inside or Outside?

Do You Install Replacement Windows From Inside or Outside?

Thinking about having your windows replaced? Planning is a big part of the process both on your part and the part of your contractor. As a contractor, one of the questions our team frequently gets from homeowners is, Do you install the replacement windows from the inside or outside?

Homeowners who ask this question typically do so because they want to know how to prepare their homes for installation day. In this post, we'll answer that question and give you a few tips on how to prepare for replacement window installation day. 

Should windows be installed from the inside or outside?

In the video below, our in-house expert Kyle visits one of our installation projects and briefly explains how we install windows. 

We typically install windows from the outside. 

That’s not to say that windows can’t be installed from the interior or that our team won’t be working inside your home. Contractors will need to work from inside your home as well, but as far as how the windows are installed, that depends on the type of replacement window chosen and the condition of the rough opening. 

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Installing the windows from the exterior is easier than installing from inside when the outer wall is wider than the inside wall. For example, in Kyle’s video, the drywall on the interior of the home sticks out further than the brick so the exterior opening is larger than the interior one. 

In offset windows where the interior opening is larger than the outside one windows can be installed from the inside of the home. This usually won’t be the case for homes with brick facades. 

How messy is window replacement? 

Site preparation can vary from company to company. The best way to know exactly how to prepare is to ask your contractor what you can expect to happen on installation day. Some contractors may also adjust their processes based on weather conditions or other factors. The best way to protect your belongings is to remove anything that can break or has high value before your contractors arrive. As careful as they (hopefully) are, delicate objects are always at risk for damage. 

Below are a few items that may need to be removed before work begins:

  • Furniture
  • Window Treatments
  • Wall decor

The installation of your new windows will go more smoother with obstructive objects like furniture and window treatments out of the way. You’ll also want to remove any wall decor or objects that can be easily damaged. 

To learn more about replacement windows and remodeling check out our related blogs below. 

Homeowners in North Texas interested in replacing the windows on their home can contact us, Brennan Enterprises, by phone at 817-860-9767 to schedule a free consultation.

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