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What Are Retrofit Windows?

Our expertly crafted retrofit windows are the answer if you consider upgrading your windows without extensive renovations. Designed to fit into your existing window openings seamlessly, Window Depot’s retrofit windows provide a cost-effective and efficient way to enhance your home’s aesthetics and insulation. Uncover the benefits of preserving your current openings while enjoying the advantages of modern, energy-efficient technology. Window Depot is your trusted partner in East Texas for a smoother, more convenient window replacement experience.

What are retrofit windows?

Retrofit or replacement windows are designed to be installed into an existing window opening without removing the surrounding wall framing.

Key features of retrofit windows include:

  • Installation Method: Retrofit windows are installed within the current opening.
  • Less Disruption: Retrofit installations are generally quicker and cause less disruption to the surrounding wall and trim. They are suitable for homeowners looking to upgrade their windows without major renovations.
  • Compatibility: Retrofit windows are designed to fit into the specific dimensions of the existing window opening. They come in various styles, such as double-hung, casement, or sliding, making them compatible with different window configurations.
  • Energy Efficiency: Like full-frame replacement windows, retrofit windows can have energy-efficient features such as low-E coatings, multiple glazing options, and insulated frames to enhance energy efficiency.

It’s important to note that while retrofit windows offer advantages in terms of convenience and cost, their suitability depends on the condition of the existing window frame.


What is the difference between retrofit and new construction windows?

The primary difference between retrofit (replacement) and new construction windows lies in the installation method and the intended use in the construction process. Here are the key distinctions:

Installation Method:

  • Retrofit (Replacement) Windows: These windows are designed to be installed into an existing window opening. The installation involves fitting the new window within the current opening, making it a suitable option when it is in good condition.
  • New Construction Windows: These windows are intended for use in new projects. They include a nailing fin, a flange that extends beyond the window frame, which is used to attach the window to the exterior of the house’s framing.

Purpose and Application:

  • Retrofit (Replacement) Windows: Ideal for homeowners looking to upgrade or replace existing windows without undertaking major renovations. They are a cost-effective and less disruptive option.
  • New Construction Windows: Specifically designed for use in new building construction or when a window is being enlarged or a new window is added to a wall. The nailing fin facilitates the window’s attachment to the house’s structural framing.


In closing

Elevate your East Texas living experience with Window Depot’s retrofit windows – the perfect blend of innovation and convenience. Our expert team is dedicated to providing homeowners in East Texas with a seamless and cost-effective solution for upgrading their windows. Preserve the charm of your home while enjoying the benefits of modern energy efficiency.

As East Texas homeowners, you deserve the best, and our expert team is here to deliver just that. Our commitment to precision and efficiency will make your window replacement project a breeze. Don’t let outdated windows stand between you and the home of your dreams. Ready to transform your living space? Take the first step today! Call us or visit our contact page to schedule a consultation and discover how quickly and seamlessly Window Depot can enhance the beauty and functionality of your East Texas home.

Our service area includes the following towns: Tyler, Whitehouse, Bullard, Lindale, Chandler, Canton, Mineola, Longview, Kilgore, Henderson, Gilmer, Gladewater, Marshall, Hallsville, and Palestine.