energy efficiency

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 […]
April 12, 2019
Milwaukee Replacement Fiberglass Doors

Why You Should Consider a New Sturdy Fiberglass Door

Fiberglass entry doors are relatively recent advancements in the world of entry doors, but they’re becoming a favorite among Milwaukee homeowners. They have the classic look of wood entry doors, so convincing that some homeowners state they haven’t even been able to tell the difference. However, they offer a number of benefits and durability that wood entry doors simply don’t offer, at least not without constant maintenance and the costs that come with that. So why should you choose a sturdy fiberglass door for your home? Low Maintenance Fiberglass entry doors might have the look of wood doors, but they […]
March 28, 2019
Milwaukee Energy Efficient Window Replacement

The Benefits of Triple Pane Glass

Are triple pane windows really worth the hype? One of the solutions that’s emerged in recent years when it comes to better energy efficiency in windows is adding multiple panes of glass. Some windows have double panes, while some even have triple panes. In between these panes of glass are non-toxic gases, such as krypton or argon gas, designed to slow the flow of air between one side of the window and the other. But are triple pane windows necessary, or is it just gratuitous at this point? At Homesealed Exteriors, we always recommend triple pane windows. The more resistance […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 9, 2018
Energy Efficient Windows Milwaukee

What Does Energy Efficiency Mean When It Comes to Replacement Windows?

If you’re in the market for replacement windows in Milwaukee, you’ve probably heard the term energy efficiency thrown around. You might even understand energy efficiency when it comes to other household elements, like light fixtures or washer and dryer units. But what exactly does energy efficiency mean when it comes to your windows? After all, seemingly windows don’t use your home’s energy. However, your home’s energy can be greatly affected by your windows. Air Seal and Heat Loss Air Leakage and Heat Loss through the Windows play a big role in the insulation of your home, particularly in winter. Heat […]
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 […]
March 14, 2018
Entry Door Replacement

5 Questions Answered About Steel Entry Doors

Steel entry doors have been popular for several decades as commercial construction doors, but they’re still a fairly recent trend in the residential world. Homeowners enjoy the for their durability, the fact that they won’t warp when exposed to the elements, and the added security that comes with the sturdiness of steel. But many homeowners have questions before they’ll be convinced. So we at Homesealed want to answer those questions. Here are a few commonly asked questions about steel entry doors: Are Steel Entry Doors Energy Efficient? Steel entry doors are exceptionally energy efficient. They’re tough insulators, especially with the […]
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