Window Replacement and Patio Door Repair in Chicago

There’s nothing like the self-satisfaction of having exquisite windows for your home. Not only do they bring out the best in your home’s façade but they also give your guests a sneak peek into your well-tended interior. Muller Exteriors, one of the premier window companies in Chicago, is here to help you achieve just that. We install top-quality windows from the country’s most trusted brands.We believe that windows are not just for decorative purposes. They function as a shield against the elements as well, keeping your home insulated at all times while allowing you to get sunlight and breeze every now and then. This is why we make sure that our products have passed all the necessary tests and obtained quality assurance certifications.

When to Replace Your Windows

Window replacement is a costly and involved project. While companies like Muller Exteriors can make things easier for you, it’s still a big decision you shouldn’t make impulsively. You have to know for sure that your windows really need replacement to maximize your initial investment. Here are some tell-tale signs you should watch out for.

  • There’s a sudden surge in your electricity bill. As windows age, they also lose their robustness and begin to slowly disengage from your home’s structure. This is the moment when even re-caulking and major window repair could no longer preserve them. As a result, your home loses insulation as well, forcing your HVAC system to work harder than normal.
  • You are renovating your home soon. If you are planning a major overhaul on your home’s façade, you might as well think of replacing your existing windows to match your home’s new guise.
  • You want energy-efficient windows. Windows have come a long way since the days when they could only do so much about the heat and cold. Today’s windows are fully armed with features that can effective keep cool, warmth, and UV rays out. If you’re sick and tired of your drafty windows, you can always call us to replace them with energy-efficient ones from prominent brands.

Different Types of Window

There are many different types of window you can choose from, each of which has a unique structure, mechanism, and function. Because each room in your home has a different function, it is highly unlikely that you will need only a single type of window. Depending on what types of room make up your home, you might need all of these basic window types:

  • Double-Hung. Commonly seen in residential buildings, this type of window consists of two sashes that slide up and down in the frame. Unlike casement window that opens outward or sideways, double-hung window opens and closes vertically so the sashes remain inside the frame. This feature is especially useful if the building’s structure does not allow protrusion to the exterior or interior of the house. Also, it is perfect for homes with little children in the family as it can be opened only at the top to allow breeze to come in while keeping the bottom shut.
  • Casement. This is perhaps the most common (and probably the oldest) type of window. It can be seen in most homes and commercial buildings. Hinged on one or both sides of the frame, a casement window operates by turning a crank inserted through the hinges. Depending on the homeowner’s preferred mechanism, the widow can be opened outward or inward.
  • Awning. The mechanism of this window type is similar to that of a casement window, except it is hinged at the top, not at the side. An awning window is designed to open outward to let in air from the left or right and the bottom. With the framed glass pane suspended outward, the window can offer immediate shade from the sun or rain.
  • Picture. This type of window has no opening or closing mechanism. It is designed to be stationary and with a single glass pane for each frame to let in sunlight and provide a view of the outdoors. Most commercial buildings with multiple floors have this type of window for obvious reasons. In your home, this can be a perfect choice for your sunroom or even the living room if you want a sufficient view of your lawn or garden.
  • Slider. If the stationary picture window seems too much for you, and you want to have the liberty of opening or closing your window whenever you want, a slider window is a good choice. It opens and closes by allowing at least one sash to glide along a track horizontally over or past the other sash. A lot of modern- or contemporary-style houses have this window type on at least a couple of sides.
  • Bay or Bow. Looking to increase your interior space without tearing apart an entire wall? Installing a bay or bow window may just be what you need. This window type consists of more than a single window style as it comes with three or more panels to compensate for the desired additional space.

There are many other window types that you can choose from to give your home the updating it needs. The above-mentioned ones, however, are the easiest to install and offer the most merits. And, the good news is we install all of them, and all of the types that weren’t mention, too.

Patio Doors Too

It’s not just windows that you need to think of when improving your home’s façade and functionality. To be exact, it’s not just windows that we repair and replace. We also specialize in replacing patio doors. A patio with a broken door is like having dinner without wine. You are missing out on an important aspect of your morning reading and afternoon outdoor tea when you keep that door jammed. Let us fix it so that you can have quick access to your lawn or garden and have enough protection for your patio at the same time.

Investment that Yields Huge Return

There’s no denying how expensive a window installation project can be, especially if you take quality into account. You can avoid that path since there are plenty of cheaper alternatives. However, when it comes to installing something as useful as windows, being frugal is a huge no-no. Complement your home’s architecture only with high-grade windows if you want lasting performance. Choose a cheaper alternative and you’ll see your windows falling apart before their time is due. In case you don’t want to go cheap but can’t afford a better quality option, not a problem—Muller Exteriors offers financing options for qualified buyers like you.

Muller Exteriors is serious about making your home comfortable and pretty. We commit to providing long-term solutions, which means we don’t settle for anything less than the most durable materials on the market. For this reason, we partner only with the most reputable manufacturers in the country. They provide us with the best possible materials and we do the installation for you. Our partnership has saved many homes, lives, and pockets for many years.

Get in Touch with Us

If you are having a hard time looking for the right window types for your home, don’t hesitate to call us. We are one of the few window companies in Chicago that have a complete selection of window types for residential buildings.

Apart from window installation and window replacement, Muller Exteriors is also a certified roofing and siding installation contractor serving Chicagoland and the surrounding areas. While we are primarily one of the leading roofing companies in the state, we also provide other services, particularly window and siding repair. Get in touch with our team by visiting our Contact Us page and filling out the form.

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We offer a variety of windows and patio doors

Vinyl replacement window which comes with a lifetime manufacturers warranty and  Muller Exteriors 10 year labor warranty.

Wood clad window which comes with a 20 year glass and 10 year non glass parts manufacturer’s warranty. Also comes with Muller Exteriors 10 year labor warranty

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