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It's pretty common in the roofing industry to hear that reputation is everything. After more than a decade in the construction… More
Chip, Courtney, Victor and the crew were awesome. They did an excellent job placing my new roof on my home. They… Full review
  • 19 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
Paul is wonderful and I am thrilled with the service, product, and warranty! Full review
  • 43 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
With over six decades of experience and expertise, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors is one of the nationâ??s leading home improvement… More
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  • 6 Years in Business
  • Bonded
It's pretty common in the roofing industry to hear that reputation is everything. After more than a decade in the construction… More
Chip, Courtney, Victor and the crew were awesome. They did an excellent job placing my new roof on my home. They… Full review
  • 19 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Window Select will help you reinvent your home, from design to installation. We are proud to serve Wisconsin homeowners with Replacement… More
Very professional and most of all, a quality product for an excellent price and unbeatable warranty. Full review
  • 1 Year in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are a Veteran owned business that focuses on quality and delivering a professional experience. For most people, your home is… More
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
  • Licensed
Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
Salesman came quick (Tuesday) and quoted 3 - 4 weeks. Contractors called on Thursday with install on Friday - same week.… Full review
  • 71 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are local. We are experts in roofing, siding, and window installation, but we're so much more. We are the neighbors… More
  • 17 Years in Business
  • Licensed
A+ Top Rated Home Improvement Company serving all Milwaukee Area Suburbs. Locally Owned & Operated. Large Selection of Products & Solutions… More
I asked him to come for a roofing quote, but instead they gave me their honest opinion that my roof does… Full review
  • 26 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Guardian Inc. is a top-rated Roofing, Siding, & Window Replacement Company with clients throughout South Eastern Wisconsin. For over twenty years,… More
  • 26 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Working with ARC Contracting will be an educational experience! Upon completion of the work, you will have a greater understanding of… More
Very professional. good guys there friendly and they took there time to explain in area's I did understand Full review
  • 11 Years in Business
Exterior Pros is a locally owned and operated roofing company based in Sussex, WI. Serving Southeastern Wisconsin, we strive to provide… More
I have contacted them in regards to future work I need done and they have been very prompt in getting back… Full review
  • 13 Years in Business
Empire Home Remodeling, Inc specializes in windows, siding, roofing, concrete, creativity, customer service and project management necessary for success. Our most… More
Empire Home Remodeling installed 19 windows in my home. The project was completed in 2 days. The workers were professional, quick… Full review
  • 15 Years in Business
If you're in need of a reliable window contractor, look no further than the crew at Window Concepts of Milwaukee. Our… More
Job went very well; crew was respectful and they cleaned up after themselves. Both owners came to our home and looked… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
Window Concepts of Milwaukee, Inc., has been in business for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on our high-quality products and… More
Job went very well; crew was respectful and they cleaned up after themselves. Both owners came to our home and looked… Full review
  • 32 Years in Business
Mad City specializes in replacement windows and doors, bathroom remodeling, siding installation, kitchen refacing and roofing services for the residential market.… More
I think you have some of the most beautiful windows, professional crews from start to finish. I love the way your… Full review
  • 23 Years in Business
Euro-Tech Inc. has been the Midwest's premier home improvement company for over 20 years in replacement windows, entry doors, vinyl siding,… More
  • 24 Years in Business
With over 30 years in the business, we have supplied top-notch materials and expert workmanship to thousands of homeowners throughout Wisconsin.… More
  • 33 Years in Business
Whether you live in a historic home in Rock Island, on a scenic, riverbank property in Davenport, or somewhere in-between, HCI… More
Allyn came to my home on Sunday to inspect my windows. He was very professional and explained how I could take… Full review
  • 7 Years in Business
Quality Remodeling Home Improvement Corp. is your number one choice for professional home improvement and home addition services in Milwaukee, Racine… More
  • 12 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you live in Milwaukee, and you are considering upgrading your current windows to a more energy efficient option, there are a few things you should know before getting started. First, it is important to be sure it is time to make the investment in replacement windows. Most windows are meant to last for ten to fifteen years before they need replaced, but if your windows have become difficult to open or close or have started to allow air to leak in or out of your home, there are clear benefits to making the investment in new windows. When windows are not doing their job of protecting your home from changing outdoor temperatures, they cost you money because your heating and cooling system are forced to work harder to keep your home comfortable during seasons of extreme temperatures.

Once you are certain your windows need replaced, you will also want to take into account how your location in Milwaukee factors into which windows you will decide to buy. The weather in Milwaukee is unique, and the windows you buy you should be uniquely suited to protect your home from the extreme temperatures you experience.

In addition to covering the climate in Milwaukee, this window buying guide will also take a look at the building codes and permitting requirements in your city so you can feel fully equipped to purchase and install new windows in your home.

Finding the Right Windows for the Climate in Milwaukee

In Milwaukee, you enjoy four distinct seasons that bring temperatures on both ends of the spectrum. In the summer, July is the warmest month and the average high reaches 82.8 degrees. The winter season is cold and snowy, the average low temperature is 12.9 degrees and the average annual snowfall is 36.6 inches which is significantly higher than the national annual average of 25 inches.

The simplest start to finding the right windows for your home is to make sure the windows you buy are compliant with ENERGY STAR® guidelines in your city. ENERGY STAR® has divided the country into climate zones and created unique requirements for replacement windows sold in the regions. Milwaukee is located in in the Northern Climate zone and homeowners in this region should mainly concern themselves with the U-Factor rating of their new windows. This rating is a measurement of how much heat can escape your home, a really important thing to consider when your city experiences long and cold winters. In Milwaukee, your windows should always have a U-Factor of 0.30 or less.

Another important consideration is how efficient the materials used to construct your windows truly are. Vinyl and fiberglass window frames are an excellent choice for homes in Milwaukee since they are highly insulative, weather resistant, and easy to maintain. When it comes to choosing window frames, multi-pane windows with triple glazing offer the most efficiency for regions that experience extreme temperature changes and heavy snowfall.

Paying for Windows in Milwaukee

While most federal tax credits aimed at increasing the affordability of energy efficiency home upgrades have now expired, many local cities are still working hard to help their residents pay for new windows. In Milwaukee, the city has partnered with Summit Credit Union to finance low interest, no money down loans for certain home improvements, including qualifying window replacements. To apply for one of these loans, visit Summit Credit Union online or in person at one of the many Milwaukee area branches.

Complying with Milwaukee Window Replacement Requirements

In Milwaukee, most window replacement projects require you to apply for a permit. All building permits can be downloaded on the Department of Neighborhood Services website and submitted in person at 809 N. Broadway, First Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. If you have additional questions about applying for a building permit, you can contact the department at (414) 286-8211.

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Hiring a Window Replacement Contractor in Milwaukee

Before hiring a contractor to install new windows in your home, interview a few different options in your area. All contractors should provide references from previous home improvement jobs and show proof they are fully insured and licensed to make major home improvements in your state. The state of Milwaukee only gives a dwelling contractor license to contractors with ample training and a complete understanding of the safety and building codes in place in your city and working with a licensed contractor further ensures you are working with a professional and reliable contractor.

Using the information provided above, this Milwaukee window buying resource can help guide you to the right windows for your home. By choosing ENERGY STAR® compliant and weather resistant windows, you can be sure you are making improvements to your home the will lower your consumption non renewable energy and decrease your heating and cooling expenses by $75 to $352 each year.