The Most Air-Tight Vinyl Replacement Windows in Milwaukee, and on the planet!
Replacement Windows Milwaukee and Surrounding AreasHomeSealed’s vinyl replacement windows in Milwaukee and surrounding area offer many advantages over other vinyl-framed windows. Our ultra premium vinyl window line by Okna and HiMark are over 2000% more air-tight than the average vinyl replacement window in Milwaukee. If you are looking for high-quality, highly efficient windows for your home in Milwaukee, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Wauwatosa, West Allis, or elsewhere in the Greater Milwaukee area, you will want to learn about all the industry-leading features and benefits of our vinyl replacement windows.
The High Performance Choice in Replacement WindowsA smart, efficient choice for a number of reasons, our premium vinyl replacement windows in Milwaukee:
- Are the most air-tight product on the planet! PROVEN by independent laboratory testing
- Will not pit, rot, rust, blister, peel, or corrode
- Do not require lubrication or paint
- Allow for smooth, maintenance-free operation year-round
- Non-prorated, transferable, double-lifetime warranty
- Offer long-lasting aesthetic appeal and energy-efficiency that outperforms Energy Star minimum requirements AND our competitors
- Are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and colors
- Will enhance the curb appeal and resale value of your home
Frequently asked questions about replacement windows in Milwaukee
What are the main factors that determine energy efficiency, and what is most appropriate for our Milwaukee climate?The U factor of a replacement window tells you how well it insulates. Look for a TOTAL UNIT U factor as tested by the NFRC as opposed to a COG or Center of Glass rating which is nearly useless for any purpose but to mislead consumers. SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient) and AI (air infiltration) are two additional ratings that are very important for obvious reason. Here in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and surrounding areas, we want the best U factor possible, the lowest air infiltration rating possible (under .05 cfm is preferred), and a moderate solar heat gain of .25 or higher in double pane configuration, as we want to take advantage of free heat in the winter time to improve overall efficiency. Many replacement window companies sell multiple coats of Low e to improve the u factor, however this makes for a darker replacement window that can actually be less efficient due to blocking too much heat. These windows are more appropriate in warmer climates.
How do you seal around my new replacement windows?You are looking for a very airtight window assembly, so of course it only makes sense to seal the perimeter of the opening against air leakage as well. At HomeSealed, we utilize a low-expansion, closed-cell foam designed specifically for replacement windows. This foam seals completely against both air and water infiltration, and is far superior to the fiberglass batting used by many other replacement window companies in the Milwaukee area.
Why do many other replacement window companies not put their air infiltration ratings in their literature, or try to downplay their importance?That is very simple: because they are not very good. Only a product that is engineered to exacting tolerances and using the highest quality materials can achieve an elite rating in this area. Air leakage or drafts, is the number one complaint about brand new replacement windows in the Milwaukee area, and nationwide. Independently tested air infiltration ratings will help guide you to making a decision that you will be happy with for years to come.
Why do you offer HiMark by Okna replacement windows?We offer several lines of replacement windows, including Marvin wood windows, Integrity, Okna, Polaris, Richlin, Homeguard, and Pella, however Okna is our most common seller due to its industry leading performance, detailed interior and exterior design, and overall excellent value. Okna has been in business for over 20 years, is one of the top 100 window manufacturers in the US, and offers the industry’s best lifetime warranty. In addition, Okna’s founder also happens to be their lead product designer and engineer! Our HiMark Okna replacement window lines include:
- 800 series double hung and slider (Envirostar)
- 500 series double hung and slider (Insultec)
- 700 series casement and awinings
- Bay, bow, and garden windows
- Basement hoppers
- Sliding patio doors
How long will my replacement window project take?There are many variables that can affect this, however most projects are installed within six to eight weeks of order, and then the installation process takes a day or two.
What are the installation types?The primary types of window installation are pocket replacement, and full frame window replacement. Pocket replacement windows utilize your existing window frame as it is typically in good condition, and simply install a new window within it. This method offers all of the performance benefit of full frame units (sometimes called new construction), and is generally far less costly and less invasive. A full frame window replacement consists of removing all of the old window components all of the way down to the rough framing (structure) of the home. This method actually nets a little bit more glass area, and also allows for new flashing and water management system integration with the siding system. This is a great option when siding is being replaced as well, or when your home’s existing frames are in poor condition.
If you have any other questions about replacement windows in Milwaukee or anywhere, please don’t hesitate to contact HomeSealed Exteriors today. We are your replacement window experts!
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