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Drafty windows. Rotted wood. High energy bills. These are just a few problems homeowners can avoid with the help of Great Lakes® Window. While we offer energy efficient features, maintenance freedom and aesthetic options, finding the right solution can be daunting. We’re here to help you determine the right replacement windows for your home and which improvements will yield the greatest results. Here, we’ve provided important information to help you with buying new windows.

When should you replace your windows?

Deteriorating wood, water, air infiltration and chipped paint is never a good sign. But looks alone can’t tell you everything about your window situation. With a little research and consideration, energy efficient vinyl windows can be installed in no time.

Feeling drafty?

Outside weather is always trying to find its way in. So when energy bills seem higher than usual, this is a clear sign windows need replacing. Your immediate instinct may be to apply sealants or weather stripping to loose corners of sashes and frames, but keep in mind; this is only a temporary fix. Sealants and weather stripping tend to expand and contract, creating gaps again. To learn about long lasting solutions, look into Great Lakes Windows performance initiatives.

Do they look beautiful?

Mismatched or drab windows can take a toll on your home’s overall look. But with Great Lakes Window, you can vastly improve your home’s curb appeal and the value of your investment. Want to put a personal, artistic touch on your window design? We have plenty of design options and window styles to explore.

Do they keep you safe?

It’s an obvious safety concern when windows don’t close and lock properly, but this also affects energy efficiency. Air escapes through windows that aren’t locked, so check out our hardware options to see our best safety and efficiency solutions.

Are they difficult to use?

Windows that are hard to open and close can be a headache for any homeowner. Plus, if you find yourself in a dangerous situation, such as a fire, windows need to work properly to avoid serious danger. We’ve made our window styles especially easy to open and close.

Do you want to keep your windows clean longer?

If your windows are hard to keep clean, Great Lakes Window provides special Easy Clean Glass that requires less maintenance than windows with ordinary glass.

How it works.

It may seem like an overwhelming project, but replacing your windows can be a low-stress experience. If you have any additional questions, your local dealer will assist.

  • STEP 1: Starting with an in-home consultation, a local expert will inspect your windows and suggest the best style, design, glass and energy efficiency features for your home.
  • STEP 2: A windows replacement professional will measure your existing windows and identify installation challenges.
  • STEP 3: You’ll receive a detailed project quote, and decide if you’d like to move forward with replacement.
  • STEP 4: Experienced installers remove old windows and doors, and then replace them with new, custom-built windows.
  • STEP 5: You receive limited lifetime protection on your new windows or doors.

How to find a reputable Great Lakes Window dealer.

When you’ve decided to replace your windows, how do you find the right Great Lakes Window dealer? Start by looking for the most experienced dealers in your area. Find out what they have to offer and ask to see their previous projects. When you’ve done your homework, compare the dealers and make your selection. You can also call us for referrals. Here are our tips for finding a reputable dealer for your project.