Preparing Your Windows for Spring

Thus far in our spring preparation series, we’ve covered preparing your deck, roof, siding, and gutters for spring. In this installment of the series, our focus is on windows. In addition to providing your home with light, and a view of the outdoors, windows are an integral part of keeping your home protected from the elements. One way to extend the life of your windows, and ensure they are doing their job efficiently, is inspecting and maintaining them after winter.  To help you prepare your windows for spring, we’re sharing the following seven highly effective tips … Check Window Insulation Insulation has a great effect on the efficiency of your windows, which is why it’s important to make sure your insulation is in good shape. As a windows contractor, we’ve seen many instances where a homeowner’s windows are fine, but the insulation is not, so it’s definitely worthwhile to inspect the insulation yourself or have a professional do so for you. If you do decide to have a professional inspection, please note that you should

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The Pros & Cons of Vinyl Windows

Last week we talked about the Top 9 Benefits of Vinyl Siding. This week we’ll continue our discussion about vinyl products, with a focus on vinyl windows. When it comes to choosing replacement windows in the Madison area, there is no shortage of options. To begin, there are materials choices that range from fiberglass, to wood, to vinyl. And within each materials category there are many brand options, as well as different series and styles within each brand.  This can often leave homeowners wondering how they’ll ever choose replacement windows for their home, which is why it’s so important to work with a windows contractor who takes the time to understand a homeowner’s needs and budget — which will ultimately narrow down choices to the ones that are best for each homeowner. Before we get into vinyl window benefits, it’s important to note that one of the most important parts of the process is choosing a quality window maker. Saving a few bucks on lesser-quality windows now, can cost much more in energy bills and

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Five Fantastic Facts about Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows are amazing. Their benefits go much deeper than aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency, which is why we’d like to share five fantastic facts about fiberglass windows, as well as a bit of information regarding the top three fiberglass window brands we work with.  There’s no shortage of companies selling fiberglass windows in the Madison, WI, area, so before we get started with the benefits of the windows themselves, we’d like to mention the importance of a benefit not directly related to the windows — and that’s the windows contractor you choose to hire for the job. No matter which company you choose, make sure they are a local, licensed window contractor. As we talked about in a recent Beyond the Studs episode, installation errors can cause all kinds of problems with replacement windows. Inquiring about window warranties is also suggested, as this is also a determining factor in who you should work with and what window brand to have installed. OK, so on to five (plus a couple of extra) benefits of fiberglass

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Beyond the Studs: The Wonders of Pella Windows

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz — owner of Legacy Exteriors — talks about windows, specifically the different options a homeowner has especially when it comes to Pella windows. To begin, it’s important to note that we carry many different brands of windows. So we’re not locked into any specific brand, as we like to have the flexibility to provide homeowners with exactly what they are looking for. But Pella windows are definitely one of our staples that we carry because the brand speaks for itself as far as the quality and service they are known for. Our customers love Pella, and we love working with the brand because of their outstanding history. And they have a lot of options inside Pella. There’s the wood line, fiberglass line, and the vinyl line. So there’s a price point for everybody. And there’s a design look for every homeowner, too. Pella offers really great options no matter what line a homeowner chooses.  Let’s talk about some of these different options to help clarify which

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