homeowner tips

March 8, 2019
Milwaukee Fiberglass Doors

First Impressions — Create a Luxury Entrance With Fiberglass Doors

Your home’s entry is literally its first impression to the outside world, so it’s important to make a good statement. Whether you have friends or family coming to visit or you want the home to look good to potential buyers, the impression that your entry makes will carry throughout the rest of the house. If your entry doors look old, warped, or faded, that’s a good indication to outsiders of what your house will be like. Instead, consider a fresh, strong look of fiberglass entry doors. The Elegance of Wood Wood doors are high maintenance and can often swell and […]
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 15, 2019
Replacement Window Contractor Milwaukee

How to Find the Best Contractor For Your Windows – The Essential Checklist

The quality of your window installer is just as important as the quality of your replacement windows. With the wrong contractor, you can end up with a poor window installation that lets in too much air or even damages the window. With the right window installer, your quality replacement windows can keep your home tightly sealed and last for decades. But how do you find the right contractor? Here’s a handy checklist to refer to so you can ensure that you hire the best. Reputation Any window contractor that’s been in business for any amount of time, will have built […]
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 […]
January 11, 2019
Milwaukee Roof Replacement

Maintenance Tips to Help Your Roof Weather the Winter

Winter can be a harsh time of year for any of your home exteriors, but especially your roof. Between snow, ice, rain, and extreme chill, your roof can be vulnerable to problems like leaks, mold, and roof rot if neglected. When spring showers come in, these problems will only be exacerbated, and the structure of your home could also be damaged. Fortunately, you can protect your roof by doing regular maintenance to keep it in good health, no matter the weather. Clean the Gutters One of the most essential parts of roof maintenance is keeping your gutters clean and clear. […]
December 28, 2018
Milwaukee Replacement Windows

The Most Popular Types of Windows in Milwaukee in 2019

2018 is almost over, which means it’s time to look forward to home exterior projects in 2019. If you’re planning a replacement window installation next year, you may want to keep yourself apprised of the trends for the year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While some windows will remain in vogue for years, others fluctuate and some may be rising to the top for the first time. It’s also important to keep in mind the climate of Milwaukee when choosing the best home replacement windows. Without further ado, here are our picks for 2019: Single Hung Windows These windows may not be the […]
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 […]
December 14, 2018
Milwaukee Home Windows

Updating Windows vs. Replacing Windows: Which Is Best for Your Home Value?

Your Milwaukee home’s windows aren’t what they used to be. They might still look fine, but you’ve started to notice a draft near them during the colder months, or your energy bills have spiked as time has gone on. Maybe you’ve noticed window condensation. Clearly a change is needed, but what kind of change? You have two options: repairing your windows or replacing your windows. But which one is the right choice for you, and in particular, which one offers your home the most value? The answer may vary from homeowner to homeowner, but before you decide, let’s break down […]
December 7, 2018
Milwaukee Exterior Remodeler

Why Choose Homesealed Exteriors for Your Next Exterior Remodeling Project

Whether it’s replacement windows or new siding, it helps to hire the right home exteriors contractor in Milwaukee. We probably don’t need to tell you how important it is to find a home exteriors company you can trust with your home. After all, homeowners feel very strongly about the way their home looks — and the way it performs. The last thing they want is for a contractor to come in and misunderstand their needs and vision, leaving the home worse instead of better. But when you choose to work with Homesealed Exteriors, you can be confident that you have […]
October 19, 2018
Siding Contractor Milwaukee

3 Siding Color and Texture Trends of 2018

These siding concepts are trending in Milwaukee. Styles change. People come up with new ideas all the time, and homeowners are constantly changing their aesthetic preferences. So it’s no surprise that we see certain trends rise and fall, or even circle back around. It’s as true of siding as anything else. What a siding contractor might recommend as the trendiest siding colors and textures one year, will be very different the next year. But with 2018 over halfway through, it’s easy to round up some of our favorite trends in siding colors and textures this year. More Contrast Until recently, […]
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