RbA’s Top List: Window Products, Innovations, & Tools

RbA’s Top List: Window Products, Innovations, & Tools

December 26, 2014

The year’s about to end and it’s been a good year for homeowners looking for replacement windows. In case you haven’t been following window market news closely in recent years, here are some industry-wide updates on replacement windows in Milwaukee and surrounding areas you may have missed:

Energy-Efficient Window Options on the Rise

Largely due to the fact that energy tax credits are now being given out, and also due to the energy savings they can make, homeowners are now making it a point to make more parts of their home energy-efficient. Unlike their more outdated types, energy-efficient windows have that added benefit of helping homeowners cut down on their utility bills, making them attractive even without government incentives.

  • New frame types – Window frames are traditionally made of wood, mainly due to the material’s look and durability. Over the years, non-conventional frame materials such as metal, aluminum, vinyl, and composites have also emerged and are now being utilized.
  • Glass innovations – Most of the innovations for glass are focused on its insulating properties, with insulation-filled and evacuated glazing as popular techniques. These improve heat transfer and keep heat gain and loss to a minimum.

Focus on Both Style and Functionality

Gone are the days when shopping for windows means just looking for windows that can adequately protect us from elements, provide security and privacy, and aid with lighting and ventilation. With more styles, sizes, and colors readily available, more homeowners make it a point to incorporate their personal taste in their choice of windows. This comes hand in hand with the growing realization that windows have a large role in a home’s overall design and curb appeal.

Improved Services

There are cool new applications that can be used to attract potential customers such as “visualizers”. This allows customer to get a picture of what their home would look like with different doors, windows, or siding offered. You can use our visualizer here: http://www.renewalbyandersen.com/get-inspired/visualizer.aspx.

We at Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee are leaders in the fast-developing replacement window industry. We acknowledge the increasing role energy efficiency has in the decisions homeowners make for their home. Our replacement windows use an innovative combination of two superior materials. Fibrex® frames mimic the low-maintenance features of vinyl and the strength of wood. Superbly insulated High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass panes have the competitive ratings in terms of insulating properties.

We offer a wide selection of expertly crafted replacement windows in many colors, makes, and sizes. We are experts at installing bow and bay, double hung, sliding, and awning windows in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Go to our website and use the RbA visualizer to see how these beautifully made windows fit into your home!

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee for stylish and innovative replacement windows that also help you cut down on your energy expenses. Give us a call today for a free in-home estimate and learn more about what we can do for your home.

Hear From Our Customers

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.

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.

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!!!

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