Retrofit installation means removing of glass, glass stoppers and in some cases horizontal or vertical posts. This leaves the original frame and interior finishing on the inside and brick mould undisturbed and fully intact. Once the new window is in, aluminum capping is installed from outside and in most cases a ¾ cove is attached to the frame and window from inside. Our addition of caulking prevents water penetration to windows, aluminum, brick and siding.
Stud-to-stud installation involves removing of the interior casing, exterior brick mould and the frame of original window. In most cases, new windows come with the factory attached brick mould and jam extension (either wood or vinyl). Casing (trim) is attached to the installed window on inside. Caulking is used on the exterior to seal the gap between brick mould and brick or siding.
Entrance door installations consist of removing the existing doorframe, casing and brick mould. Often, if the sidelight or transom are part of the existing door they will be removed as well. Our finishing process includes casing on the inside and brick mould on the outside.
Sliding door installation consists of removing the existing panels and the frame. The door gets finished with new casing on the inside and aluminum capping on the outside. 5', 6' or 8' sliding doors come in two panels (one fixed and one sliding). Larger sizes are available in three or four panel sets.
Storm doors are typically installed on the brick mould of existing door.
Cut outs are the most challenging yet rewarding of projects. Turn to Sobol Inc. for your cut outs as the process makes no allowance for mistakes. With a less experienced installer, the structural integrity of your home could be put in jeopardy. We have extensive experience and a proven track record in this particular installation process.
There are cases when replacement is not necessary. Simple service can save you hundreds - sometimes thousands - of dollars.
Call or email us today. Often, if you email us high quality photos of your existing windows, we can assess what needs to be amended and respond with solutions. We can also provide you with an in-home assessment.
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Front door replacement
Our window replacement project went so well that we decided to get Archie to replace our front door too. During the installation they corrected unforeseen defects in the way the previous door had been installed including the absence of a lintel! Excellent value-add and the finished result [...] Read More →
New window cut-outs and front door
We hired Archie after a positive review by a friend and after having read reviews on Homestars. It was the wisest decision we made. Our project was to do two new window cutouts in the dining room and study and then replace the front door. Archie not only provided a clear and transparent [...] Read More →
Changing old windows
Archiel and his crew have changed 4 windows in our house in June 2012. 4 windows were changed in total, two of which were corner windows, and 2 of which were large (almost floor to ceiling). At this point I am rating the actual installation process. Prior to settling with Archiel I have [...] Read More →
Replaced 9 windows and 3 doors
Archie and his team (the politest and cleanest group around!) replaced all the windows and 3 doors in my home over a 3 day period. My tiny home is not air-conditioned, is very old with lopsided walls and uneven angles. Despite this, and having to work in searing heat,the team did an [...] Read More →