Your windows say a lot about your home from the curb, and from the inside as well! Your windows also greatly affect your home’s temperature, comfort levels, and energy efficiency. To choose the right window style for your home, you must find the perfect balance between aesthetics, function, and personal taste.
There are few features in your home more important than your windows. Windows give your home character and bring the outside world in. Because they affect so many aspects of your home such as appearance, function and energy efficiency, it is wise to better understand the signs that indicate you may need new replacement windows. Replacing windows is an important project and major investment. There are a few ways to gauge this important decision and following are a few ways new replacement windows can help.
In researching your replacement window purchase, you have probably found yourself focused on choosing the right product that fits your needs at a fair price. Great job, you are on the right track, however this is just a start. Unfortunately, a great window installed poorly will perform poorly. In addition, a great replacement window and installation by an unstable company can result in failure to serve your needs down the road should issues arise. It is very critical to choose a company that utilizes the latest and greatest replacement window installation methods and materials, and from a company that is […]
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.
Meet Brandon Erdmann, President I am Brandon Erdmann, President and founder of HomeSealed Exteriors. I am a proud husband and father of six. My family has multiple generations in the home improvement industry, and it is truly my passion, particularly improving the energy-efficiency and beauty of our clients’ homes. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and coaching youth sports.
Meet Kristina, Operations Manager I am a wife of Brandon Erdmann, President of HomeSealed. We have 5 beautiful children, and one on the way. I studied psychology and business management, with only one more semester left. At my core, I believe in the Platinum Principle, “Treat others the way they want to be treated.” Our hope and desire at HomeSealed is to give clients the best possible product, with the best possible service, and the best possible price. My favorite quote is “In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” […]
Here in Milwaukee, vinyl replacement windows are the most common choice among professionals and consumers, and for good reason. A high quality vinyl window will offer the best combination of performance and value, and therefore represent a tremendous “bang for the buck” proposition.
If you have done any shopping or research for replacement windows in Milwaukee WI, or anywhere throughout the US, you have probably noticed that EVERY company rep that you meet with tends to claim that their window is best. You already know that here at HomeSealed Exteriors we recommend comparison of products based on objective data, but here is a list of the most common deceptive tactics used by window manufacturers and salespeople. A MUST-READ is you are shopping for Milwaukee replacement windows, or any major metropolitan area.
Most folks take for granted the fact that they will likely reduce or eliminate condensation when they replace their windows. In years past, this has generally held true, however there are new circumstances today that WILL result in unfulfilled expectations in most cases.
Wondering where to start when comparing performance ratings? The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) tests window products for thermal performance. These ratings are tested in a laboratory, are completely objective, and test the total unit performance. Beware of window contractors and sales people that quote ratings that are taken at the center of the glass, or from frame materials.