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Tips for Renovators

Window and door replacement is a big part of a renovation job.

As with anything, doors and windows do tend to wear out and quit being as secure as you’d like and don’t do quite as good of a job keep the cold or hot air outside where it belongs.

At Southern Cross Windows and Doors, we have a wide range of door and window options for you to choose from as you renovate your home.

Before you get started on replacing your doors and windows, it’s a good idea to learn what you can expect from the job.

So, keep reading for handy tips you’ll be glad you have.

The Basics

In some cases, a window or door replacement involves putting in new glass and moving parts and the frame remains in place.

If you want to reframe the windows or doors or replace the window sills, you will need to get help from a contractor or carpenter who knows how to do the job.

In this case, it is often better to replace the windows completely as whole units.

We can help you choose the best windows and doors to fit your renovation and what you want from the rooms in your home.

Consider the Options

When it comes to windows and doors, there are plenty of options to choose from.

We offer a wide range of choices, including bifold doors and windows, double hung windows, sliding windows, casement windows, stacker, and hinged doors.

We can help you evaluate your current doors and windows and decide which of our options are the best fit for the space.

Building Codes

If you’re simply swapping out old windows and doors with new ones, you probably won’t need to worry about proper building codes.

However, if your renovation includes reframing the windows or doors or other construction work, you may need to get the work cleared with your city planners.

We can help you decide if this necessary so you know what to expect when you get started.


Window and door installation is best done by experts. Our trained staff can remove your existing doors and windows, create a larger space for the windows and doors and hang the new ones for you.

If you’re not sure you’re up to the job, it’s better to let the pros do it so you have peace of mind that it’s done right.

Call Us on: 07 5534 3300 at Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors today for a free quote on new doors and windows for your renovation.

You’ll receive expert and professional advice on all your queries.