Meet the Midwest’s Most Popular Windows
The Midwestern climate is a challenging one. While all four seasons offer their own distinct charms (there’s nothing better than autumn in Wisconsin), the winters can be harsh, and the weather patterns can be unpredictable all year long. Spring can bring soft breezes or harsh winds; summer can be hot and dry or cool and wet. From raging arctic blasts to humidity so thick it feels like you could cut it with a knife, the windows you choose for your home have to do some heavy lifting when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. Read on to learn more about the most popular home windows recommended for southern Wisconsin.
Style AND Substance
Traditional and suburban style architecture are both hugely popular throughout the greater Madison area. Even homes with a modern or farmhouse bent typically skew toward this pattern, making multi-pane double-hung windows a highly popular choice style-wise.
But how do they fare against the climate? Storm windows used to be the go-to to protect against even the harshest snowstorms by increasing energy efficiency to keep your home warm and cozy. And as the industry advances, newer, more stylish options that pair form with function are increasingly available. But windows today are actually more efficient with insulated glass panes that are designed to meet both your budget and your aesthetic preferences. Our team at Renewal by Andersen® can help you find the right window to complement your home.
Window Glass/Glazing – Is it Right for Your Home?
When it comes to choosing the best windows, there are multiple glass options available. Here at Renewal by Andersen® we recommend you choose windows that have U-values and SGHCs of 0.3 or lower. Sound confusing? Don’t worry. Our experts will walk you through every step of the selection process. Additional options like double or triple-paned, gas-filled windows can go even further in keeping your home warm during harsh winter weather by reducing heat loss. Additional insulation options like Low-e coatings can do double duty by keeping your home warm during the winter and cool in the summer, making your family and your wallet both happier.
Summary: Timeless Window Options
While our climate can be unpredictable – and even extreme, the right home windows can provide both comfort and energy efficiency.
Learn more about popular window styles from Renewal by Andersen® and let our experts show you which ones are right for your home and your budget. Call us today or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started on the road to a more comfortable, conservation-friendly home today.