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A Guide to Home Window Installation

Posted on March 09, 2021 in Pella Windows & Doors of Nashville

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Knowing what happens after you purchase your replacement windows is almost as important as the windows you are buying. It can determine when you wish to have replacement windows installed, where to house pets while work is going on, or arranging your schedule to be in or out of your home during the process. Knowing what to expect is usually half the battle so here is a guide to your home window installation process from Pella Windows and Doors of Nashville. 

Types of Window Installation 

The two types of replacement window installation are pocket installation and full-frame installation.  

  • Pocket installation: The sash of the old window is removed, and the new window is placed into the original frame. This is a quicker installation process but limits you to working only with the existing window opening. 
  • Full-Frame Installation: This installation method is as it is named. The entire window is taken out and replaced, from the frame to the sash, trim, and insulation. This method requires that the installation process is done inside and outside the home and obviously is going to take more labor and time to complete.  

Installation Times 

The installation date of install will depend on the scope of the work to be completed, in addition to the time of year. The time it will take to complete is based on the project size, but a Pella Windows and Doors professional representative will be able to determine how many hours or days the project will last.  


Although we strive to be quick and efficient during the installation process at your home, some noise is involved in the process. Homeowners are not required to leave the premises during installation, but the full-frame installation process takes a bit longer than the pocket-installation due to labor intensity and the installers will be working inside and outside your home during a full-frame installation. Installers will clean as they go and upon completion of the job. 

Prepping for Installation Day 

So, the big day is coming. Your windows are getting replaced! Pella Windows and Doors of Nashville recommends covering and moving any furniture or breakables around the window, having landscape cut back from around windows, and keeping children and pets away from the area during the process for safety reasons.  

Pella Windows and Doors of Nashville wants the installment of your new replacement windows to go smoothly from consultation to post-installation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Pella of Nashville (615) 292-7080. 

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