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Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

SKYLIGHTS
Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for windows.

AWNING WINDOWS
Like casement windows, they crank out, but the sash opens upward instead of sideways.

STORM WINDOWS Protect older windows against energy inefficiency and are an economical option.

SLIDER/GLIDER
These windows feature a sliding track allowing the sashes to move left and right.

SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS Only the bottom sash opens. The top half of the window is stationary.

DOUBLE HUNG
Both sashes move up and down. Generally both sashes will pop in for easy cleaning.

BAY/BOW WINDOWS Generally protrude out from the exterior wall of a home, creating a wide view and wide window sill inside.

CASEMENT WINDOWS These windows crank out and allow maximum air flow in and out of a home.

BASEMENT EGRESS These maximize light in a basement and are also used for safety.

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Waukesha Replacement Windows

Waukesha replacement windows provide insulation you can count on, even in the depths of a cold winter. Energy efficient, double glazed replacement windows may save you hundreds of dollars each year, depending on the size of your home and your average utility costs. Look for the Energy Star label, issued by the US Department of Energy, when you're searching for Wisconsin replacement window products that minimize energy usage and offer a cost savings to the homeowner.

Waukesha has been acknowledge by major magazines and public organizations as one of the 100 best places to live in the US and as one of the best cities for young people. Located less than 20 miles from Milwaukee, Waukesha benefits from the conveniences of a larger city while retaining the advantages of a smaller community. December through February are the coldest months in Waukesha. Average low temperatures in these months range below 20 degrees. Waukesha replacement windows prepare you and your loved ones for any extremes of weather.

Aluminum Versus Vinyl Windows

Aluminum is a widely used replacement framing material, valued for its resilience, its strength and its light weight. Aluminum frames are easy to customize and because of their narrow width, aluminum windows often offer a wider visual space. Aluminum resists rust and corrosion, which makes it appropriate for the precipitation level in WI. Many builders use aluminum in commercial buildings for larger windows that require the reinforcement of a light weight metal that's strong enough to hold large panes of glass.

Aluminum Waukesha replacement windows are attractive and easy to customize. This metal is easy to paint, which means that you can choose colors that complement your WI home's exterior. While wood frames are also easy to paint or stain, wood can deteriorate, swell or crack under exposure to the elements, while aluminum holds up to moisture, sunlight and insect damage. Aluminum windows are also affordable, which makes them a popular choice in the construction of apartment buildings and other commercial properties.

The primary disadvantage of aluminum, especially in a climate like the one Waukesha experiences, is its relatively poor performance as an insulator. Because metal conducts heat easily, aluminum is not effective at preventing the transfer of heat back and forth between your Waukesha replacement windows.  Vinyl, by comparison, tends to have higher energy ratings as a material for replacement frames.

Unlike aluminum, vinyl replacement window cannot be painted; however, this synthetic material is available in a range of aesthetically appealing styles and colors. High grade vinyl can reduce the amount of heat that passes back and forth between your window sets, a factor known as the U value. A product with a low U value loses a minimal amount of heat, making it an effective insulator for your Waukesha residence.

The grade of vinyl you choose makes a significant difference in the quality of the insulation it provides. Different Waukesha replacement windows manufacturers use different formulas to produce this material. Some vinyl replacement products are more resilient, durable and energy efficient than others. Compare the features and costs of several replacement brands to find models that will give you the insulation you need to protect your family and keep your WI home cozy on cold winter nights.

Role of the AAMA

There are a number of consumer oriented organizations that help homeowners in Waukesha identify products that can reduce their carbon footprint and help them lower their utility costs. One of the organizations that rates and certifies window products is the AAMA, or the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Waukesha replacement windows manufacturers can participate in the AAMA's efforts by submitting their products for rating and certification.

The AAMA puts Waukesha replacement windows through a range of tests to determine their energy efficiency. Products are tested for air leakage, resistance to water infiltration and pressure from the wind. The assembly as a whole and the separate components of Waukesha replacement windows must pass the AAMA's tests to earn certification and carry the AAMA label. Testing is performed only in laboratories that are accredited by the AAMA.

The National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC, conducts its own rating program to gauge the efficiency of windows, doors and skylights. The NFRC issues a label that informs consumers of several standards of performance. The Energy Star label is another reliable indicator that a product can protect your Wisconsin home against heat transfer and air leakage and help you manage your utility bills.

The weather in Wisconsin requires a careful consideration of the efficiency of Waukesha replacement windows. Before you make this significant investment, compare the ratings and costs of several of the leading brands. An experienced provider will tell you about your options and help you select models that will provide long lasting strength and insulation while giving your residence a fresh new look.

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