Madison’s Best Source for Residential Window Replacement
Your window choice has a huge impact on both the appearance and value of your house. Not only do windows add aesthetic appeal, but they’re also crucial in ensuring your home is adequately insulated and energy-efficient.
If your windows look dated, now is the best time to consider replacing them. Window materials technology has advanced in the last decade, which means you can now have windows requiring less maintenance than when you were a kid.
Windows are also more energy-efficient, especially if you choose enviro-sealed energy-efficient windows. In no time, you’ll notice your energy bill going down when your high-quality windows protect your home against extreme temperatures.
“I have used SIMS three times over the past few years. Two roofs and new windows. I have just asked them for a quote on redoing my porch windows. I have recommended them to my neighbors who are pleased with their work. I rate them 5 stars.”
Apart from the type of windows you want to install, you need to factor in the quality of your contractor. Window installations may seem simple, but there are many factors that inexperienced contractors often fail to consider.
These oversights can lead to problems with leaking, warping, and even shattered windows down the line. That‘s why it’s so important to work with a contractor who has years of experience installing all types of windows in different styles of residential homes.
We at Sims Exteriors and Remodeling have worked hard to earn our reputation as one of the best window contractors in the Madison. We always put our clients first, from design to installation. Our client process management is designed to put you in the driver’s seat.
You’ll never feel lost or confused about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. No matter what your needs, we’ll have a solution that’s right for you.
New Window Installation Specialists
Regardless of whether you’ve chosen wood or vinyl for your new windows, a high-quality product is only the start of your installation journey. Most high-quality window manufacturers recommend working with an experienced contractor, due to the high level of skill needed for a successful installation.
At Sims, we take pride in our workmanship and skill. We ensure all our contractors are fully trained in the latest window installation techniques. We take care of our contractors and make sure they know how much they mean to us so you can benefit from their growing body of expertise.
“SIMS exteriors and remodeling is top notch. Good communication, excellent work, and they stand behind the work they do! We’ve had exterior and interior work performed by SIMS and are very pleased with both. Thanks JW!”
Ashley B. – Google Review – 07/05/2019
This commitment to quality is why we’re not afraid to offer a 10-year workmanship warranty on all new window installations. This is an additional warranty on top of any product or manufacturer warranties that apply to the windows we install.
In general, good window manufacturers like Pella and Alliance will offer lifetime warranties on their products, provided a reputable contractor like Sims installs them.
Madison’s Pella Windows Company
When it comes to windows, we work with two high-quality brands almost exclusively: Pella and Alliance. These two companies offer different products of equal quality, and we’ll make a recommendation based on your home’s needs.
Pella is one of the leading manufacturers of wooden windows in the world. They’ve been in the business for almost 100 years, and they’ve spent many hours honing their craft. Their experience and dedication to quality have made the name Pella synonymous with windows combining function and innovation with gorgeous aesthetics to match almost any home.
Sims Exteriors and Remodeling is one of the few Madison, WI windows contractors certified to sell, install, and maintain Pella windows. By partnering with a manufacturer who focuses on quality, we can ensure you’ll have wooden windows to stand the test of time.
What makes Pella so special? This American company was established in 1925 to provide the best quality wooden windows possible. You can find Pella at the forefront of technological advancement. They have more than 150 patents on their window products and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your home.
They even have their own unique installation process, which ensures every installation is waterproof, and provides you with maximum performance and protection from your windows. Their windows are designed and tested to withstand the worst of any climate, whether hot, cold, humid or salty. They’ll serve you well for years to come.
Quality control is a vital part of the process, and Pella has its own laboratory where it tests every window they produce. Not only do the windows have to meet industry standards, but they also have to meet Pella’s rigorous standards of quality and durability.
Pella subjects each window to a variety of extreme conditions, including extremely high and low temperatures, acid and salt corrosion, and exposure to high levels of sunlight and UV light. They also test their window materials for their ability to withstand moisture that may lead to rapid decay and mold and mildew growth.
Wooden windows have a reputation of being difficult to maintain, and they’re more prone to warping and damage. If you decide you love the aesthetics of wooden windows but don’t want to deal with the hassle associated with them, Pella is the company for you.
Our Recommendation for Pella Windows: The 450 Series
When people come to us asking what our best wooden window is, we nearly always recommend the Pella 450 series. This product series comes with features and options allowing you to customize your windows to your home. The 450 series combines form and function with a low-maintenance philosophy a wooden window owner will appreciate.
Each window comes with several patented technologies like the EnduraClad protective finish and EnduraGuard wood protection formula to protect from rain, mildew, extreme sun, and temperatures. The best part is, all Pella windows can be customized to fit your home’s style.
Pella is at the forefront of energy efficiency in wooden window design. They’ve partnered with a variety of initiatives, including the EPA’s Energy Star Program and the S.Green Building Council’s LEED certification program for energy efficiency in window design.
Pella has received many awards for energy efficiency, including the National Arbor Day Foundation Award and EPA Hammer Award for their commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing.
Vinyl Replacement Windows in Madison, WI
Vinyl windows are a modern alternative to wooden windows. While vinyl used to have a reputation for being tacky, weak and unattractive, the material has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. Vinyl now comes in any shape, size, texture, and color you want, and it offers many advantages over conventional materials.
Vinyl windows are known for their energy efficiency, and even the smallest savings in heating and cooling bills add up. The EPA estimates you can save the equivalent of 317 gallons of gasoline per year when you replace your double-pane clear glass window with Energy Star certified products.
Vinyl windows are also easier to maintain and keep clean than wooden windows. You won’t need to paint your vinyl windows when you get them, which means you don’t have to worry about repainting them every couple of years either. The most you’ll have to do is give them a quick cleaning once in a while.
When it comes to vinyl windows, we usually suggest Alliance products. Alliance has produced beautiful premium vinyl windows since the 1980s, and they’ve spent the time developing attractive and durable products. Alliance also founded the American Window Alliance, a network of regional manufacturers who produce the same high-quality products under the Alliance name.
Not only are Alliance windows easy to maintain, but they also improve the energy efficiency of your home and can even contribute to raising your home’s resale value. According to Remodeling, window replacements rank as one of the best cost vs. value propositions when it comes to adding resale value to your home.
You can expect to recoup around 73% of your costs when you sell your home. And best of all, you get to enjoy the energy-saving and aesthetic benefits of your new windows right away.
The Peace-of-Mind New Windows Contractor
When you spend the money on a high-quality window, you want to get the best possible performance out of your purchase.
It’s vital to work with window replacement companies who train their employees to work with the brand you’ve chosen. It’s never a good idea to try to save on your home window replacement cost by working with disreputable or inexperienced home window replacement companies.
At Sims, we’ve worked with many window manufacturers. We can offer you advice on which top-rated replacement windows meet your needs. We only select the best vinyl windows or best wood windows for your home, and our contractors always ensure they’re installed correctly before they go.
We’re so confident in our work we offer a 10-year workmanship warranty for any residential window replacement we do. This, in addition to the lifetime warranties provided by Pella and Alliance, means you’ll have peace of mind for decades to come.
If you’re thinking about replacing your windows and have no idea where to start, call us. Our customer-focused team will be with you every step of the way and make sure you get the windows of your dreams.