Milwaukee Replacement Windows and Home Improvement Blog
Milwaukee Replacement Window and Home Improvement Company Blog
Abby Windows is now offering the Integrity Fiberglass Window from Marvin! These can be custom sized and come as full tear out new construction windows.
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ABBY Windows is proud to offer the full line of Marvin Wood Windows! With the many colors and options available, we wanted to give our customers what they prefer- whether it be wood or vinyl. We have stuck to our reputation of selling the highest quality products available and the Marvin stands alone in the wood window category. We also have a full showroom available from our Marvin Distribution Center where the windows can be seen fully installed. For a free estimate, call (414) 507-6455! I'm Abby and I put my name on every job!
Many times customers will ask me what a seal failure looks like and how they can determine if their window needs to be replaced. This is an example of a seal failure where these spots were on the inside of the glass.
Considering us for a Milwaukee Window Replacement or Roofing Estimate:
- No 3 hour appointments, I can give you an estimate in 30-minutes
- NO High Pressure- sign right now specials
-NO Sales Managers to call, No Games, No Gimmicks, (Save 10-15% off the top with no sales commissions to pay)
-You deal directly with the owner, You don't get handed off to different people through out the job process- you will always have the same sales person, same service manager, same scheduler
-We have two installation crews that do our work, one of which is family. We pride ourselves in our caulk jobs, clean up, and craftsmenship
-You want to install the windows yourself? No Problem. We can sell you the windows and you can install them. You will still get a glass breakage and parts warranty!
Low E Coatings: Soft Vs Hard
Whats best for Milwaukee Weather?
There are two types of Low E Coatings. The one we use is a soft coated Low E. It is silver sandwiched between layers of metal oxide in a vacuum chamber. The advantages to soft coat Low E are that it offers a high visible light transmission, ultra low emissivities which gain optimum u-values for our cold Milwaukee winters, and up to 70% less uv transmission compared to standard clear glazing.
The disadvantages to a soft coat are that it is so fragile that it requires two coats and needs extreme care when handling it. It is more expensive for this reason and it also doesn't allow as many accessories as a hard coat because blinds in-between the panes are not an option.
Hard Coat Low E is applied at a very high temperature and is sprayed onto the glass surface. The advantage to hard coat is that it can be tempered after the coating application and it offers accessorizing of the glass such as blinds in-between the panes.
The disadvantages to a hard coat Low E is that the u-values are going to be higher so the window isn't going to be as energy efficient. It also will have a higher solar heat gain coefficient which means more light will be able to pass through keeping cooling bills high in summer.
Why Choose ABBY WINDOWS as your Milwaukee Replacement Window Company?
When choosing a company for home improvements, price comparison should be done based on the product, the services being provided, and the warranty. So often people buy on price, and are unhappy with the product, install or need to have it replaced. They saved some money but the product lacked something the higher price product did not. We are a family owned and operated company and don't pay out sales commissions. Our price reflects that as well.
As for our products, we give you a lifetime glass breakage, parts, and labor warranty so you never have to pay for anything to be fixed again. The installation is turnkey and our installers are all professional finish carpenters. We pride ourselves on doing an outstanding job especially when caulking a window which can be an eye sore if not done properly.
Finally, when choosing vinyl windows, the parts, the glass packages, and the warranty should be the most important factor. I urge customers to make a spread sheet of different parts and glass that one should want in a window. When you receive your estimates, check off each part for each company's window. This way, you won't get confused and all the information won't run together. Many times customers think all windows looks the same, so therefore they are the same which is simply untrue.
I appreciate the opportunity to quote your job and you won't be sorry using my company. We are a professional, honest, hardworking company that strives in perfection and our windows speak for themselves.
-Abby Binder, Owner
Checklist for Replacement Windows Milwaukee and Waukesha
Replacing windows is a home improvement project that makes sense in many ways. In older homes, window replacement is likely to make your home far more energy efficient. In just about any structure, replacing windows can both increase curb appeal and enhance the view from indoors, too! When it comes to installing new windows, homeowners will have a huge variety of options in size and style. If you are looking to improve your home in both form and function, knowing what?s out there and what can be done is a must.
Good Candidates for Window Replacement Waukesha
If your energy bills are higher than you think they should be or higher than you wish they were, window replacement can considerably lower your bills, not to mention beautify your home. If your current windows don't operate easily, are painted shut, or are otherwise broken or problematic, there's a good chance that you could benefit from installing new windows.
Replacing Windows in Milwaukee to Increase Efficiency
Older windows are notorious energy wasters. When you compare drafty, single-pane windows with today's energy efficient models, there's really no comparison. If you live in an area where heating or cooling costs are a significant concern, replacing windows is a sure way to keep the air you want inside and the air you don't want outdoors where it belongs.
When shopping for energy efficient windows, pick a frame material and construction for superior thermal performance. Consider glazing layers, low e-coatings, fill gases, and the NFRC rating system when choosing new windows. Though the initial expense will be higher, opting for higher quality windows is the way to go if you want to really see the savings. Remember, even the best window will only be as good as its installation; take the time to talk to multiple contractors to find one that you feel comfortable with. To be extra certain you're getting a quality installation, ask for references; you may even be able to go and see some of the contractor's previous work in person.