A Guide to Choosing Best Windows for the Milwaukee Climate

A Guide to Choosing Best Windows for the Milwaukee Climate

October 21, 2014

Frequent weather changes in Milwaukee can be difficult to cope with if you are not prepared at home. One of the ways to keep you and your family warm this coming winter is by selecting the right window for your home.

According to City-Data.com:

Milwaukee: The frequently changeable weather is influenced by eastward-moving storms that cross the middle section of the nation. Severe winter storms often produce ten inches of snow, and incursions of arctic air result in several days of bitterly cold weather. The Great Lakes influence the local climate during all seasons, modifying air masses before they reach the city; Lake Michigan, in particular, causes dramatic shifts in temperature. Summer temperatures seldom exceed 100 degrees, although a combination of high temperatures and humidity occasionally develops.

Needless to say, our weather here requires windows that are able to withstand the hottest summers and the coldest winters. They must also help regulate temperature indoors so you won’t deal with massive electricity bills. During summer, energy-efficient windows prevent too much heat from seeping in. You do not have to worry about the cold during winter as these windows give protection from winter chills through insulated both frame and glass.

For frames, we use Fibrex® which is made from thermoplastic polymer and reclaimed wood fibers. It blocks heat transfer 700 times better than aluminum. For the glass, we have an array of Low-E options that are ENERGY STAR® approved. High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, for instance, is 56% more energy-efficient in winter and 45% more efficient in summer compared to ordinary dual pane glass.

The good thing about energy-efficient windows is that they are available in different styles. Some of these are awning and casement windows, which are a typical choice for kitchen and bathroom areas. These types of windows offer better ventilation at home. Other styles are double hung, bow, bay, sliding, picture and specialty windows. If you need replacement or repair for your casement window in Milwaukee, give us a call today and our experts will be happy to assist you.

From style to function, energy efficient windows are perfect for your home. If you need repair or replacement Windows in Milwaukee, call us today for a free in-home inspection.

(Article Excerpt from Milwaukee: Geography and Climate, City-Data.com, 2009)

Hear From Our Customers

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

Save Up to 25%
Claim These Savings
Custom Built In USA
Lead Safe

Since its founding in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy has been a leader in energy efficiency policy and advocacy. Over the years, the Alliance’s programs and priorities have evolved as U.S. energy efficiency policy has grown.