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A Guide to Choosing Best Windows for the Milwaukee Climate

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)

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