Articles - Windows

History of Window Types in America

Have you ever wondered why the windows at your home look the way they do and made of the materials they are? The contemporary house window wasn’t designed overnight. And if you have a firm understanding of the history of windows in this country, it may help you to make a more informed decision when choosing products for your next ...

Window Safety for Children

Did you know windows rank among the top five hidden hazards in the home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission? This statistic is a little less surprising when you consider the exploratory nature of children and how that can lead to injury around windows, such as accidental falls. If you or someone you know has young children at home, ...

Best Types of Windows for Showcasing Amazing Views

There were probably a multitude of factors that played a role in your decision to purchase your home. Perhaps you fell in love with its layout or, maybe it was the cute dining nook that caught your eye. Although features like these may have made your decision to choose your home a little easier, there’s one aspect that likely carried ...

The Best Window Screens for Your Home

It isn’t likely that you’ve given much attention to your home’s window screens, yet they are a nuance that can enrich your home ownership experience. Window screens, for instance, make it possible to enjoy the brisk winds on a beautiful spring or summer day in the Midwest without having to contest with pests while you enjoy sunlight passing into your ...

What to Look for in a Window Replacement Company

There are two components to all successful window replacement projects: the replacement windows themselves and the company performing the installation. With the right amount of research and due diligence, finding replacement windows that suit your aesthetic taste, budget, and needs can be rather straightforward. A more complicated undertaking is deciding on the right window replacement company for the job. But ...

How Your Home’s Windows Can Be Affected by the Changing Seasons

The clothes we wear, the color of the foliage on the trees, and the songs we sing all tend to change depending on the time of year. Something that we generally don’t lend as much consideration to when the seasons change is our home’s windows. In many parts of the country, every few page turns of the calendar mean fluctuations ...

Awning Windows vs. Casement Windows: What Is the Difference?

There are myriad window styles readily available on today’s market, each offering a unique aesthetic and function. With so many options at your fingertips, it’s easy to get any two window styles mixed up, especially those that look and operate similarly. Take awning windows and casement windows, for instance. These particular window styles are popular among homeowners. But, although they ...

Your Guide on How to Keep Cold Air from Coming Through Your Windows

In Wisconsin and other parts of the country where the winters can be quite unforgiving, it can be difficult for homeowners to stop cold, outside air from permeating through their house windows. You could, of course, raise the thermostat and force your HVAC to compensate for the difference. However, that approach can lead to costly energy bills and doesn’t address ...

RBA at Menominee Casino Resort

RBA at Menominee Casino Resort Thank you to TopVu Media for filming this amazing video of a project recently completed at Menominee Casino Resort! The entire project called for the replacement of 108 windows. Our FIBREX® material features a proprietary wood composite frame that won't rot like traditional wood windows, but gives it more strength than vinyl alternatives. With new ...

Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Have you noticed a steady incline on your monthly energy bills? It could be due to poor energy efficiency in your home, causing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Fortunately, you can improve your home’s thermal performance by: Investing in Energy-Efficient Windows One of the most common contributors to a home’s energy loss is ...

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