Kenosha Window Replacement
Kenosha window replacement is a great project that can give you a good value for the work that you're going to do. You have quite a few choices for your Wisconsin replacement window project with the type of glass you'll want to use, as well as the types of frames that you'll use. The frames are available in materials such as wood and aluminum, which will work well in some homes, depending on the style of those houses. However, the most common type of material used in frames for window replacement is vinyl.
Vinyl frames are great for the new glass in your home when you perform a Kenosha window replacement, because vinyl frames don't require much maintenance, at least when compared to other types of materials for frames. Other types of material, such as wood, can be vulnerable to rot if they aren't cared for properly. Vinyl also is much lighter than wood, which makes it easier to work with the new frames during the installation process.
Cleaning Vinyl Replacement Frames
After you've completed your Kenosha window replacement with vinyl frames, you won't have to worry much about caring for the frames from year to year. However, one potential problem you may experience with vinyl frames is that they could be stained on occasion. If you end up with a stubborn stain on the vinyl frames, you can use quite a few different techniques to return the look of the vinyl frames from your picture window replacement to like-new condition.
One of the most common stains you may find in the vinyl frame of your new glass is mold or mildew. In this area of extreme southeastern WI, which experiences some very humid days in the summer, along with quite a bit of rain, your Kenosha window replacement frames could end up with some moisture problems that eventually lead to mold or mildew. Fortunately, this type of stain is pretty easy to clean from your vinyl frames. Just use a window cleaning solution that is vinegar-based, and you'll have few problems fixing this problem.
With greasy or oily stains on the vinyl frames that were installed during your Kenosha window replacement, you can use the commercial cleaner Murphy Oil Soap to get rid of the stain. Another common type of stain on vinyl frames is paint. Depending on the type of paint that ends up on the replacement window frames, you may be able to clean it with a scouring pad. Don't use a metal pad, though. Look for a pad made of a different material to avoid scratching the vinyl.
Finding Installers in WI
With Kenosha having a population of about 100,000, it's one of the largest cities in the entire state of Wisconsin. It's also located along the shores of Lake Michigan, which draws plenty of tourists to the Kenosha area. With this in mind, the added value that you'll give to your home with a Kenosha window replacement will be nice, especially if you ever decide to attempt to sell your home in the future. New homeowners are always going to give additional consideration to a home that features replacement window frames versus a home with older glass.
This area of the state of WI has been one that has grown very quickly in recent years. In the past two decades, for example, Kenosha has seen its population grow by about 20,000 residents, which is a very strong growth curve. With the growing popularity of living in this area of Wisconsin, thanks in part to all of the recreational activities surrounding Lake Michigan that residents here can enjoy, you'll have a much better chance of recouping the investment you're going to make in Kenosha window replacement at the time you sell your home.
Kenosha is located in between Milwaukee, which is to the north, and Chicago, which is to the south, and both of the larger cities are only about 30 or 40 miles from Kenosha. With such a large number of people located within an easy driving distance of Kenosha, you will have no problems finding a good supplier of materials for your Kenosha window replacement in this area of Wisconsin. Finding experienced installers who can help you with this type of window replacement project should be pretty easy, too, for many of the same reasons.
When you're ready to begin seeking people who can help you with your Kenosha window replacement project, check with your neighbors and friends in this area, looking for any recommendations on good installers. In addition, visit some Web sites that specialize in helping people install new glass in their homes or businesses. At these Web sites, you'll find helpful articles, as well as links to Web forms that allow you make a request for bids from local installers for your project.
Kenosha, Wisconsin U-Factor and SHGC Ratings
Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your Wisconsin county's recommended window efficiency ratings.
Use our tool to search for the specific u-factor and SHGC for your county so that you are educated and have this information on hand in order to maximize the financial return on your new windows. Remember to research thoroughly prior to purchasing new windows, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.
If your county shows more than one u-factor and shgc combination, you may safely choose any combination. However, we recommend discussing the best option with a window replacement professional.
Kenosha Window Suppliers
Click the links below to see a list of local window retailers, contractors, and manufacturers.
- Best Vinyl Window Products Inc 5411 16th Ave Kenosha WI 53140 (262) 654-8656 Edit Listing
- Hardy & Jensen Inc 6111 120th Ave Kenosha WI 53142 (262) 671-0611 Edit Listing
- Lowe's Home Improvement 6500 Green Bay Rd Kenosha WI 53142 (262) 653-8770 Edit Listing
- Menards 7330 74th Pl Kenosha WI 53142 (262) 697-1999 Edit Listing