When it comes to window replacement, Milwaukee homeowners choose Guardian Exteriors. Our reputation, ratings, and homeowner support speak volumes.
Benefits of Real Wood Windows
Classic Appeal and Beauty
Customize to individual style and taste
Almost unlimited options of interior & exterior finishes and customizations
Large variety of hardware options
Maintain original character & architecture of your home
Many available styles from sleek contemporary to traditional
Comprehensive selection of design choices, options and upgrades
High-performance options that exceed performance of vinyl windows
Real Wood Windows for Every Home Style
Arts & Crafts
The Arts & Crafts, or Craftsman, home style is marked by a sense of teh familiar, the handmade, the “craftsmanship” of design. Attributes of this style include:
Large glass and single glass openings
Grills in the upper sash of the double-hung windows
Art glass for that distinctive design touch
Windows and siding are similar in tone, window trim is usually a warm contracting color
Colonial today refers to a host of highly popular styles and blended designs. In fact, many homeowners are remodeling other styles of homes, like Ranch, to look more colonial. Attributes of this style include:
Dormers and divided light double-hung windows
Clapboard siding and shutters
Fan light over entry door
3 1/2″ – 4 1/2″-wide flat window trim, often with a decorative cornice
White or light gray windows with stark, contrasting window trim
As a traditional style, Cottage Farmhouse beckons you back to the casual, simple, relaxed and delightful homestead of an earlier time. Attributes of this style include:
Grilles add a design touch to the double-hung windows
Double-hung windows are tall and narrow with a simple grille pattern
4 1/2″-wide flat window trim, frequently with a decorative drip cap
The most popular window and window trim colors are white and forest green, used in any combination
The Modern style incorporates clean lines, simple forms and open floor plans.. Attributes of this style include:
Expanses of glass heighten the interior and expand space and light
Casements and awnings are widely used window types in Modern homes
2″-wide brick mould window trim used to minimally highlight the windows or to create a shadow line
Blending styles is becoming more and more popular, and Ranch homeowners are remodeling interiors to be more contemporary and exteriors to be more traditional. Attributes of this style include:
Ribbon or large plate-glass windows are common
Divided light windows enhance both curb appeal and interior aesthetics
Double-hung, casement and awning windows are used alone and in combinations
Window trim is either 3 1/2″-wide flat or 2″-wide brick mould and typically coordinates with other features such as roofing or masonry
Also Available: Hybrid Windows
Real Wood Interior with a Durable Vinyl Exterior
Real wood interior combined with the advanced performance of vinyl exterior to create a hybrid window
Finely crafted with virtually unlimited interior finish and hardware options
Exceptional energy efficiency of a high-performance vinyl window
Warmth of real wood interior combined with maintenance-free exterior
A Better Way to Buy Wood Replacement Windows.
The first thing that needs to happen is a complete evaluation of the current problems that you, the homeowner, are trying to solve with your new replacement windows. Are you trying to eliminate drafts or leaks? Do you want to reduce your energy bills? Are you looking for a simple cosmetic replacement? Etc.
It is important that you and the company that you hire to replace your windows are both on the same page as to what you want to accomplish with your new replacement windows. You want to avoid the all-too-common pitfall of a homeowner spending thousands of dollars on replacement windows, only to end up with the exact same problem that they had before replacing the windows.
The fact of the matter is that you may not even need new windows!
A thorough inspection will reveal the true cause of the problem that you are trying to fix.
Once a thorough examination has been completed, then it’s time to move to the next logical step.
Now that you and the company that you are considering for your replacement windows have a complete understanding of exactly what needs to be accomplished, you can start discussing options.
It is imperative to understand that there really isn’t a “best window.” The reason for this is that all reputable window manufacturers have a long-standing record of quality production. They all have warranties on their product. And they all have windows certified through AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association— the original third-party window performance program that has provided manufacturers with the means to independently demonstrate product performance to their customers). A window that has AAMA certification will perform as stated.
However, a critical component to consider is the proper installation of the windows. The most expensive window in the market place, if not installed properly, will fail prematurely.
At Guardian, we take the time to thoroughly cover all of the options available to you that is guaranteed to fix the problem that you are wanting addressed with the new replacement windows. We represent all of the major manufacturers so we simply guide you through the process of choosing the correct windows for your home that fixes your problems and fits within your budget.
You are in control of choosing the exact options that you want for your home. With us as a resource, we help you to design and build your project.
We understand that typical homeowners aren’t window replacement experts. Additionally, we know that it is almost impossible to find reliable information about what homeowners need to know when buying replacement windows.
At Guardian, we take the time to thoroughly answer any and all questions that you may have regarding your current situation, what is happening, why it’s happening, and what needs to be done to fix the problem. Options will be presented to you along with an explanation of how the combination of options address the main concerns that you want fixed with your new replacement windows.
More importantly, we take the time to provide you with important information regarding your rights as a
homeowner in Wisconsin.
First and foremost, the people who work at Guardian are homeowners. We are simply doing the right thing in ensuring that you understand your rights. We know that helping you to understand your rights will provide you with the most protection possible against unscrupulous contractors. After all, if we were in your shoes, that’s what we would want.
Now it’s time to confirm the choices that you’ve made for your home. Because of the previous steps, you are now significantly more educated and informed about your specific needs and goals. This clear understanding allows us to have a comfortable, respectful, non-confrontational, and intelligent conversation about the possible solutions for your home.
You can then take the proposal along with all other paperwork and review it at your leisure. The price is the price and there is no special price that’s “only good for today.” You can ask more questions, discuss different options, and continue to become intimately familiar with every piece of information presented to you so that you gain the comfort and trust needed to know that you are making the right decision for you and your family.
We have formed strategic partnerships with several trusted financial institutions to provide direct & personalized access to a variety of payment and finance options. We will show you what those options are so that you can make the decision that’s best for you.