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Replacement Window & Door Installation Methods for your San Diego, CA Home


The Flush-Fin Applicationflush_fin_window_corner_sample

For homeowners that have existing aluminum or steel frame windows and doors, a flush-fin installation method is required.  Utilizing a flush-fin design, replacement windows and doors effectively bury your existing aluminum/steel frames.  The extruded (vinyl or aluminum frames) and pultruded (fiberglass frames) design of flush-fin replacement windows and doors provides a self-trimming molding for the exterior of the window or door.  In addition to providing a self-trimming molding, the flush-fin also provides a surface area to properly seal the new window or door to the old window or door frame.  A.A.M.A has very specific guidelines for proper installation of a flush-fin replacement window and/or door.  Being certified by A.A.M.A, you can rest assured that your windows and doors will be properly installed and sealed.

block_fit_french_doorThe Block-Fit Application

For homeowners that have existing wood windows, the installation method that is most commonly used is called a block-fit application.  Unlike a flush-fin (retro-fit) or a nail-fin (new construction) design, a block-fit window does not have any fin at all.  Instead, the block-fit window or door is installed into and inside of the existing wood jamb.  In most cases, the new block-fit window or door makes use of the existing stucco/brick mold to provide the exterior trim detail.  However, if there is sever water damage, dry-rot, and/or termite damage to the existing wood frame or molding, these components may require a more comprehensive installation.


Give us a call today and let our professional and friendly sales team member help you to decide which installation method is going to be best for your home. We will help to educate you about the different options and methods of installation. We want to help you make an informed decision.  And, then decide if we are the right company for the job.