Waukesha and Milwaukee Window, Siding and Door Installation FAQ’s

Common Wisconsin homeowner window, door, and siding questions answered by the Waukesha/Milwaukee window professionals at Wisconsin Weatherall Windows. For all your Waukesha/Milwaukee replacement windows, doors, and siding needs, contact Wisconsin Weatherall for a free no obligation in-home Milwaukee window replacement estimate. We proudly serve Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and more.

Tell me about Wisconsin Weatherall.

Wisconsin Weatherall was established in 1992 by owners Greg and LuAnn Beebe. The company now consists of Greg, LuAnn and their son, Jacob. Greg is in charge of all installations, measuring, as well as some sales. He has a 4 year degree in Engineering. How many installers can say that! LuAnn is in charge of all service, sales and marketing. Jacob is in the process of becoming a master installer after having been doing installations with Greg for over 7 years. By being a family owned small business we are able to focus on each individual customer needs. We have complete integrity starting with the sale and continuing through the installation in your home. We take full accountability for what we say and the work we do. We at Wisconsin Weatherall in Waukesha, WI believe in using the highest quality of products, at fair prices. Our mission is to treat your home as if it were our own! Best Window. Best Installation. Best Period!  Contact us today at greg@wisconsinweatherall.com.

Tell me about PlyGem Windows.

PlyGem Windows is one of the nation’s most trusted manufactures of custom replacement windows. PlyGem has been committed to consistently delivering quality products to customers for over 50 years. PlyGem Windows home office is located in Toledo, OH. They are dedicated to providing innovative products that exceed industry standards for quality, reliability, and performance. Their use of leading edge technologies and equipment in manufacturing allows them to exceed customer requirements for beautiful, strong, and thermally efficient windows. They craft their windows to be the perfect complement to your home and low maintenance lifestyles. Their products are built to last and are backed by an on-going commitment to the people who buy them. They offer an extensive line of replacement windows and accessories to fit any home. PlyGem windows not only look great, they’re energy efficient, easy to clean and have earned the Gold label of AAMA. Learn more about PlyGem Windows.

What makes Wisconsin Weatherall different from other Waukesha window companies?

We are different than most Milwaukee replacement window companies because each window is installed by Greg Beebe, the owner of Wisconsin Weatherall and his son, Jacob. We reach a level of professionalism and accountability unmatched by others, since your installation is done by our owner. Customer focus and integrity are most important to Wisconsin Weatherall. That is why you will never see an outside sub contractor installing your windows like most other Milwaukee replacement window companies. You deserve the best!

What are the benefits of having Wisconsin Weatherall install my Waukesha replacement windows?

The two primary ingredients to a successful window purchase are the product itself and the professional installation. Wisconsin Weatherall offers you both: the best replacement windows in the industry and the best professional installation by the owner of Wisconsin Weatherall. Our reputation is built around your satisfaction. We take pride in the quality of our work! Other Milwaukee replacement window companies have outside sub-contractors installing their windows. We do not. Installing your Milwaukee replacement windows ourselves allows us to make sure the job is done to your satisfaction and with professionalism. We guarantee it!

What credentials does Wisconsin Weatherall have in regards to window installations?

Greg Beebe is not your ordinary installer. Yes, he is top in his field and known around the area for his superior work. But Greg offers a lot more than most installers. For instance, he holds a 4 year Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Plant Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is an AAMA Certified MASTER installer, and holds a Building Solutions Master Craftsman Certification. Greg has been installing windows in residential and commercial buildings for over 18 years!

How many years has Wisconsin Weatherall been in business?

Wisconsin Weatherall has been in business since 1992 and in the construction business for over 20 years, including new construction, remodeling, windows, siding and doors. Owner Greg Beebe has built homes, completely remodeled residences, and learned at a young age how to correctly install replacement windows. Greg is well versed when it comes to installations. If your replacement windows call for alterations in the openings or specialized skills, Greg has the experience and education to successfully complete the task.

How do I go about getting a quote or estimate from Wisconsin Weatherall?

Just give LuAnn Beebe a call at (414) 305-2622 or send us an email at greg@wisconsinweatherall.com. We will come to your home, measure your existing windows, give you a demonstration, show you window samples, color samples and then answer any questions you might have. Lastly, we will provide you with a written estimate which is good for 90 days.

What does AAMA mean and what is its purpose?

AAMA stands for American Architectural Manufactures Association. AAMA measures not only the thermal durability, but also tests for air and water leakage and structure. For a window to become AAMA GOLD Certified, it must pass 3 tests. Visit the AAMA for more information.

Do PlyGem Windows meet NFRC specifications?

Yes, PlyGem tests all its windows to NFRC specifications. Summary results are available for your review at www.NFRC.com.

Why are PlyGem Windows the best for replacement windows?

All of PlyGem Windows are validated by a 3rd party. These parties are AAMA, NFRC and Energy Star. AAMA measures the durability of the window, air, water leakage and structure. Because PlyGem windows are continually tested every 6 months, they have been awarded with the GOLD Label of AAMA. The second test conducted is through NFRC, which tests the overall thermal durability of the window. NFRC also measures the rate of heat loss or how well a product prevents heat from escaping. The lower the number, the greater a products resistance to heat flow and better insulating value. Finally, all PlyGem Windows are Energy Star rated. Better Products, Better Service, Better Window. The Best of the Best!

What does fenestration mean?

Fenestration is a product that fills an opening in a building envelope designed to permit the passage of air, light, vehicles or people.

Are you a partner with Energy Star?

Yes, we are proud to be an Energy Star partner. Learn more at www.energystar.gov.

What is an air infiltration rate?

The air infiltration rate is a measurement of the amount of air that can pass through a window. Air infiltration rates are set by certifying organizations and are verified by independent tests and reflect the amount of air that passes through a closed window. The lower the air infiltration rate, the less drafts in your home and lower fuel costs.

How do Wisconsin Weatherall compare to the national brands?

Our windows are priced to be affordable for all consumers. Our prices are more attractive because we do not have the overhead the national companies have. We offer the top of the line windows with all the amenities without the extravagant price of the nation companies. We offer many styles and options to fit all households.

What is the difference between Gold and Silver labels of AAMA?

Just like the Olympics, GOLD is better than silver. A lot of Waukesha window companies apply a similar gold-colored label to their windows, but PlyGem Windows have earned the official GOLD Label of AAMA.

What is the difference between vinyl, wood and aluminum windows?

First and foremost, vinyl windows are maintenance free and never need painting or staining. PlyGem vinyl windows are strong and durable, do not expand and contract like wood windows, and do not conduct like aluminum windows. With the change in climate we have in Wisconsin, windows that shrink, swell or conduct from hot to cold cause major heating and cooling loss. PlyGem Windows filled with foam are actually warm to the touch because they do not conduct heat or cold like aluminum windows. Vinyl never loses it shape and because of its insulating properties PlyGem Vinyl Windows will save you money on your heating and cooling costs. PlyGem vinyl windows are lead-free and made from virgin PVC Vinyl. PlyGem superior quality stands up in all 4 seasons.

What is Low E?

Low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metallic oxide layers deposited on a window surface primarily to reduce the U-Factor by suppressing radiative heat, thus lowering the total heat flow through the window. Different types of Low-E coatings have been designed to allow for high solar gain, moderate solar gain and low solar gain.

Are your windows fusion-welded and why is that important?

Yes, all PlyGem Windows are fusion-welded on both the frame and the sashes. This enables the windows to be structurally strong and aesthetically pleasing.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes, we are happy to offer up to a $150.00 gift card for every referral you send our way with a signed contract. It’s very simply, just tell your friends and family. Please contact LuAnn Beebe at (414) 305-2622 or www.wisconsinweatherall.com for details. Wisconsin Weatherall serves all of Milwaukee and Waukesha WI. We offer the Best Windows. Best Installation. Best Period!

What kind of warranty does PlyGem provide?

PlyGem warrants that its vinyl windows will be free from manufacturing or material defects for so long as such products remain in use at the home where originally installed and the original purchaser (or authorized transferee) owns and resides in such home. This warranty is transferable one time by the original purchaser upon notice and payment of a transfer fee.

I prefer maintenance free windows like PlyGem windows, but I would like a wood grain look for the inside of my home. Can I purchase wood grain look and will it still be maintenance free?

Yes, you can. PlyGem Windows offers interior wood grain in three available colors; Natural Oak, Golden Oak and Colonial Cherry. And of course, the window is still maintenance free.

What colors are PlyGem windows available in?

PlyGem Windows offers many interior and exterior colors including wood grains.

How long will it take to install my Milwaukee replacement windows?

Most installations take between one to two days.

What is weather-stripping and how does it effect my window?

Other window companies allow air infiltration that creates drafts and raises energy costs. PlyGem Premium Series windows feature heavy-duty weatherstripping to provide a barrier to air and water. In independent air infiltration studies, GrandView Windows rate significantly better than other window brands. That means you save energy dollars!

What makes PlyGem Premium Series meetings rails design better than others?

Other window companies use steel or aluminum reinforcement which can transfer heat. Our double-hung and slider windows feature internal structural fiberglass extrusions for reinforcement to provide unsurpassed strength and durability without conduction.

What is the service area for Milwaukee replacement windows?

We service all of Southeastern Wisconsin including: Waukesha, Milwaukee, New Berlin, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Muskego, Hales Corners, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Butler, Elm Grove, Sussex, Menomonee Falls, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Watertown, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Whitewater, Palmyra, Eagle, Mukwonago, Sullivan, Genesee, Wales, Dousman, East Troy, Burlington, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Fontana, Lake Como, Twin Lakes, Union Grove, Sturtevant, Hartford, Slinger and others.

What is the name of the installer who will be installing my windows?

Greg Beebe, the owner of Wisconsin Weatherall, will be personally installing all of your windows with the help of his son, Jacob. No outside contractors or subcontract employees will ever be at your home when you hire Wisconsin Weatherall. This is one question you will want to know the answer to.