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Window replacement options are endless.   Are you wrapping the outside of your windows? Full wrap or stops only? Smooth or PVC? Does thinking about these questions make you want to pull out your hair?

When replacing windows you have lots of options about the style and types of windows. Do you want double hung windows or sliders? Do you want a white vinyl interior or would you prefer a wood grain? Are grids your style? Do you like the standard grid style or is prairie a better look?

The last decision you need to make is how you’re going to finish the outside of the window. Depending on the type of installation you are doing (full frame replacement or pocket /insert replacement) you have different options.

  1. Full wrap windowThe first, and most popular finish option is a full aluminum wrap. The wrap covers the entire exterior of the brick mould for a nice, clean finish. This wrap also gives you a few more options for the way your home looks. The finish is usually a bit wider, so when you choose a contrasting color to the window or home siding, it can make the windows really pop when you look at your home.
  2. Wrap stops only. I know your first question. What is a stop? The outside stops are pieces of wood used in the install that literally STOP the window from falling out of the home. Wrapping the stops only provides a more narrow external finish, and is nice if there is decorative exterior moldings that you don’t want to be disturbed because of the window install. Outside stops are usually done in the same color as the outside of the window so you barely notice it at all.
  3. Replacement Window with no wrap.   No wrap at all. This option is only really an option if you are siding your home at the same time. In that situation, you can side right up to the window and no additional wrap is needed.
Every home and every window replacement project is different. One of the advantages to having a salesman from Universal Windows Direct out to your home is that they can talk to you about specific options for you and your project. They can explain what different terms mean. and they can physically show you what parts of your current window as will and will not be disturbed during the install of your replacement windows.

With multiple color decks to choose from they can literally offer you over a hundred different color choices for the exterior wrap of your home – ensuring that the final project is exactly what you had in mind. Only doing a few windows right now? No problem – we can match the wrap color to what I there already.

Don’t let the unknown scare you. Call Steve the Window Guy today for a free, no obligation consultation on replacing your windows. He will answer all of your questions and help you make the best decisiSteve The Window Guy sells more than just windows in MN!on. You’ll be glad you did.

Author:  Melissa Brager

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