Why Your Home Needs Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows

We have all heard the term energy-efficient many times. We invest in energy-efficient washers and dryers, ovens, water heaters, etc. but did you know that your home will be 40% more energy-efficient with triple-pane, solid core, composite frame windows? That can add up to a lot of savings on your heating and cooling costs, and […]

Why You Should Avoid Replacement Window Companies That Use Subcontractors

Wisconsin homeowners are a pretty savvy bunch. Most know what questions to ask home improvement companies like “are you licensed”, and “do you have insurance”? But there is one thing homeowners do not always think of and that is why you should avoid replacement window companies that use subcontractors. Many replacement window companies use subcontractors. […]

PART 3: Choosing the Right Replacement Window Contractor

In “Part 3: Choosing the right replacement window contractor” we discuss financing and finishing the job. When you’re shopping for a replacement window contractor, it’s a good idea to ask about terms of payment. If anybody wants 100% of the payment upfront, try and get down to the bottom of why (most reputable contractors do […]

Choosing the Right Replacement Window Contractor

In Part 1: Choosing the right replacement window contractor, we discussed liability and workers’ compensation policies. In Part 2 we discuss hiring an “individual contractor” versus a company and interviewing prospective contractors. If you’re hiring an individual rather than a company to do your installation for you, that person doesn’t need to have workers’ compensation […]

PART 1: Choosing the Right Replacement Window Contractor

What should you be considering as you choose a replacement window contractor? One of the big things to look for is somebody that has the proper insurance. Be aware that there are many contractors out there that don’t carry liability insurance, which covers the costs of anything they accidentally damage in your home. And accidents […]

The Replacement Window Installation Process

Do you feel a draft through your windows during the winter? Can you hear your noisy neighbors like they are in your room?  Are you sick of high energy bills?  These might be signs that it is time to invest in replacement windows for your home.  Most homeowners hope to only purchase replacement windows for […]

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Entry Door?

Entry doors have become the focal point of both modern and classic style homes.  Many people enjoy the aesthetic benefits of a beautiful front door, but there are also functional benefits that you should research before choosing the “cheap” stylish door to replace your home’s old and outdated front door.  AHT Wisconsin Windows installs Home […]

Facts about glazing replacement windows, glass thickness, and the amount of air space

If you have shopped for replacement windows in the past, then you know that there are more options than just how many panes of glass you can get.  Upgrading your windows can help with energy efficiency, noise reduction, UV-ray protection, and durability.  Some options to upgrade your replacement windows include Low-E Coating, Glass Thickness, and […]

Disadvantages of Vinyl Replacement Windows in Madison Homes

Vinyl Replacement Windows in Madison, WI has been popular in the past due to low maintenance, but when doing your research for your upcoming window replacement project you need to take into consideration some of the disadvantages of vinyl replacement windows vs the advantages of composite replacement windows.  Disadvantages of Vinyl Replacement Windows Madison, WI […]

Vinyl replacement windows versus composite replacement windows

Vinyl Windows Vinyl window frames are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with ultraviolet light (UV) stabilizers to keep sunlight from breaking down material as much as possible.  There are differences in the quality of one manufacturer’s vinyl compared to another,  This is because a vinyl window frame is made from a compound–a recipe of […]