Choosing the Right Replacement Window: Stock vs Custom Replacement Windows
Customers will often ask me what the difference between stock and custom replacement windows are and why they should choose one over the other when replacing their old windows. When it comes down to it, the differences between these two types of windows can mean days or weeks of extra installation and extra dollars out of your pocket.
Stock windows are exactly that: pre-built windows, measured to stock sizes. But why won’t a stock replacement window work for your frames? Even though your windows may have been built with a common window size, over time your home and it’s window frames will shift. The shifting ends up changing the actual dimensions of the frame and window opening. Trying to fit a stock window into your home is going to take modifications to the window framing, and those modifications mean more money and more time.
Custom replacement windows, on the other hand, are built to the exact measurements of your window openings. It won’t take any extra work to get them installed. Stock windows can take weeks to install, but custom windows can be installed in a single day. Although the purchase price of a custom window is higher than a stock window, the reduced cost of labor is guaranteed to save you money and a headache when it’s all said and done. So when you go to buy replacement windows, fit the window to your home, instead of fitting your home to the window. You’ll be glad you did.
At AHT, all of our windows are custom built to fit your home perfectly. We’ll never try to force a window into a frame it doesn’t fit in. If you’d like to learn more about our custom composite replacement windows or want to schedule a free, in-home consultation, contact us by clicking here.