Home Performance

May 10, 2019
Milwaukee Roofing Contractor

The Right Roofing Material For Your Home’s Climate: Does It Matter?

What’s the right roofing material for your climate? If you’re considering a roof replacement, you may have already thought of things like, energy efficiency, durability, and appearance. But have you considered the climate in which you live? Different materials react differently to different climates. For instance, in hot, dry climates, metal roofing has the benefit of not absorbing heat, but it can be tricky when it comes to maintenance. Wood shakes are often inadvisable in humid climates, because they’re so vulnerable to problems with rot or algae. Consider the climate of Milwaukee when determining what kind of roof is best […]
April 26, 2019
Milwaukee Vinyl Replacement Windows

Window Replacement 101: Guidelines for Buying Vinyl Replacement Windows

Vinyl windows are a popular option when it comes to replacement windows for your Milwaukee home. However, not all vinyl windows are made the same. In buying just any vinyl windows, you may find that you regret your choice later. Buying the right vinyl windows requires careful consideration to find the energy efficiency, quality, and installation that best suits your home. Here’s what you’ll want to keep in mind when searching for vinyl replacement windows. The Benefits of Vinyl Windows Vinyl windows are known to be one of the more affordable replacement window options on the market, although choosing vinyl […]
March 15, 2019
Energy Efficient Siding in Milwaukee

Energy Efficient Siding Saves You Money — Here’s How!

Energy efficient siding is more than just energy efficient…it’s financially efficient. When it comes to home improvement, there’s a lot of talk about “energy efficiency.” Energy efficient windows, doors, roofs, and even energy efficient siding are all toted as ways to help your home save energy — and money. Airtight, energy efficient siding can especially help you save money, which is why we offer both vinyl siding and LP Smartside composite siding. But how do they do it? Here are just a few of the benefits. Lower Energy Bills The main way that energy efficient home appliances save you money […]
February 21, 2019
Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows Wisconsin

The Home Energy Benefits of Vinyl Compared to Wood

Want to boost your home energy? The answer is vinyl. When it comes to replacement windows, you might find wood an attractive option because of the classic, rich look and feel. However, with that classic look and feel comes heavy maintenance. Wood windows are initially expensive and need to be frequently stained and sealed to keep from rotting, swelling, or warping. Wood’s susceptibility to the elements doesn’t make it the most energy efficient choice, which is why many homeowners concerned with home energy, will opt for vinyl windows. U-Value Milwaukee area winters can be intense, and it’s important to have […]
February 1, 2019
Frigid Temperatures = Condensation

Frigid Temperatures = Condensation

WOW, it is cold outside! Eight degrees below zero as I write this, and boy do those conditions put your new or old windows to the test! Whether you normally see winter condensation in your home or not, be advised that it is nearly impossible to avoid moisture, or even ice and frost on your glass in these conditions. Do not be alarmed, however, we have put together a few pieces of information to explain how this happens and how to address. CAUSES Condensation occurs when conditions reaches the Dew Point. Dew Point is the point at which the air […]
December 20, 2018
Energy Efficient Windows Milwaukee

Decoding Energy Star Ratings: What Do They Mean For Your Windows?

How does your window’s energy efficiency stack up? Let’s talk Energy Star ratings.  It almost doesn’t need to be said that energy efficient windows are important. So important, in fact, that Energy Star was established in 1992 by the EPA in order to rate energy efficient appliances and reward homeowners who choose to use them. Energy efficient help conserve the environment, as well as save homeowners money every month on their energy bills.  When you search for energy efficient replacement windows, Energy Star ratings can help you to understand exactly what you’re getting from them. But first, you have to […]
July 6, 2018
Energy Efficient Windows Milwaukee

Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

How will your Milwaukee home benefit from energy efficient windows? If the time has come for you to replace your windows, the clear answer is energy efficient windows. Energy efficiency is the buzz phrase in every home improvement conversation, and for good reason. What it means, essentially, is that the window provides a tighter seal, which allows your home to use less energy. This allows you to enjoy many benefits for your Milwaukee home. Better Insulation Have you ever noticed a “cold spot” in a room during the winter? Chances are, that draft comes from your windows. All windows allow […]
June 21, 2018
Energy Efficient Siding

How Energy Efficient Siding Saves You Money

Energy efficient siding saves both energy and money. We all love to save money, and that can seem harder and harder to do, especially in the world of siding. Some homeowners choose cheap siding for this reason, only to have to repair or replace it a few years later. We recommend instead energy efficient siding like high quality vinyl with foam-backed insulation or composite siding. Not only are these higher quality, longer-lasting products that make your house look great, but they can even help you save money. How? Lower Energy Bills The most immediate way that energy efficient siding can […]
February 8, 2018

4 Reasons to Have a Home Energy Audit

A home energy audit involves an auditor from the department of energy who comes to your home, assesses all of your utilities and amenities to determine how much energy your home uses. If your energy bills are higher than you’d like or you want a more environmentally friendly home, a home energy audit can help you figure out where to start. They can tell you how much energy your home uses, how that stands up to the average home, and offer tips to help you lower you conserve energy in a livable way. Here are a few reasons your home […]
April 11, 2016

Replacement windows: Material choices for Milwaukee

Part 1: Wood windows If  you are shopping for replacement windows in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and surrounding areas, you are probably wondering what is the best window material available for our harsh climate. Great question first of all! The answer is unfortunately more complicated than just picking one, however we take great pride in breaking down the pros and cons of all choices available to homeowners so that you may find that choice that best meets the goals of your project. Factors when considering material for replacement windows: Performance, durability, longevity, maintenance, appearance, cost, and warranty coverage.
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