Construction Windows vs. Replacement Windows Houston Projects: A Comparison

The Difference

While both replacement and construction windows are similar in that they’re both windows, a replacement window can only be installed if there is already an existing window frame in a wall. As its name implies, a replacement window is used to replace an existing window. This makes it easier to replace damaged windows or have window upgrades without having to take an entire window construction apart.

Construction windows, on the other hand, are primarily used for first time window installations and major window renovation projects. These do not require an existing window frame. This means that if there is already a need to replace a window frame, go for construction windows.


As with any construction product, replacement windows and construction windows are available in various materials. The most common are

  • Wood
  • Aluminum
  • Fiberglass
  • Vinyl

The diversity in the materials used in the construction of either window allows for flexibility to match any type of need. This also means that these window installations can accommodate any budget.

Energy Efficiency

Certain varieties of construction windows and replacement windows are specifically designed to be energy-efficient. Lower U Factors and high R Factors mean an energy-efficient product. U Factor is the measure of heat energy that can pass through a window while the R Factor is the measure of how good a window can contain energy.  Both are important considerations in choosing the right window.


The installation and set up of these fixtures are just as important as the windows themselves. Be sure to hire a licensed home improvement contractor so you avoid costly problems caused by poor installations. For quality replacement windows Houston projects, choose All Tex Home Improvement Services. We provide fast services at quality prices. Call us today at (281) 358-2553 for inquiries and pricing estimates.