What are Retrofit Windows?

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With retrofit windows, we’ll remove your old windows – frame and all – and install new replacement windows. You’ll save time and materials, and they usually cost less than new construction windows.

But wait, there’s more.

What are the Benefits of Retrofit Windows?

Controlling Solar Heat Gain

Of the many options you have in the glass you choose for your windows, Low-E insulated glass will allow the light to come in while rejecting the heat and damaging rays of the sun. In addition to the Low-E advantage, you should consider which direction your windows face, because low-angle sunlight can be a problem when you’re watching TV. Shades, overhangs and awnings can mitigate the effects of the sun.


By considering the placement of your windows to take advantage of the prevailing winds, you can improve the fresh air in your home during the times the air conditioning or furnace aren’t running.

If there’s a side of your house that gets cold blasts of wind, you might want to consider non-operating windows on that side. You’ll let the light in and keep the elements out.

A retrofit bathroom window should be operable to vent moisture.

Energy Efficiency

  • If you’re replacing single-pane windows with double- or triple-pane glass, you’ll stop the escape of heat or cool air from your home that’s been costing you money. Just put your hand on your single-pane windows and you’ll feel the outside temperature inside your home.
  • Retrofit windows Houston are custom-made to fit the window cavities that are left when your old windows are removed, and when they’re installed they’ll have a new, tight seal.
  • Another option you have is argon filled double-pane windows because they’re more energy efficient than air-filled.
  • The U-factor of a window indicates the rate of heat loss. The lower the U-factor the better the window is able to reduce heat flow. Since Houston deals with both heating and cooling throughout the year, ask your contractor for high-performance double-pane windows.

Sound Reduction

If you live in a metropolitan area with traffic noises or you’re in the path of approaching or departing airplanes, sound reduction may be an important factor in selecting your retrofit window glass package. Check with your contractor, but generally speaking, triple-pane windows are best at reducing noise intrusion.

Impact Resistant Glass

Because Houston is a coastal city subject to hurricane force winds and storms, choosing impact-resistant glass for your retrofit windows will add a level of security that your single-pane windows can’t.

Houston Window Experts Calls the Area Home

Houston Window Experts will be here all the way through the ordering, installation, and beyond, because our customers are our friends and neighbors, and we treat them as such.

We know how important accurate measurements are for retrofit windows, so we measure every existing window to ensure a custom fit.

Our strong relationships with 18 replacement window brands ensure volume pricing benefits, and our AAMA Certified Master Window Installers will ensure the best results.

We’d welcome the opportunity to answer your questions about retrofit windows including the cost, ordering process, and installation.


We are the Houston Window Experts! Contact us today for a Free Consultation on how we can help with your window needs. You may also call us directly by dialing 832-900-7024.

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