Wisconsin is synonymous with a few things: football, cheese curds, rolling farmland, and … windows? If you’re an architecture buff, you can stay within state lines and enjoy some truly magnificent windows. Let’s take a ride through the Badger State to celebrate Wisconsin’s landmark windows.
As an architect or home designer you are faced with the challenge of bringing ideas to life, whether they’re your own or you’re trying to satisfy a client’s expectations. For more than a quarter century, the Pella Architect Series® has been a shining example of beautifully-made and functional windows and patio doors.
However, we believe in constantly looking for ways to make Pella products even better. So, we listened to architects, builders, designers, and homeowners to understand what they truly want in a well-designed window. The Pella team spent months in research, and we learned a lot.
Would you rather have windows that slide up and down or those that swing open and shut?
If you’re used to living in a home with traditional double-hung windows, the idea of installing casement windows in your new home or addition may bring up some questions. The main difference between the two types of windows is simple …
Double-hung windows are made up of vertically sliding sashes. Pella’s double-hung windows also tilt inward for easy cleaning. Single-hung windows are essentially the same, except only the bottom sash moves.
Casement windows operate more like a door. They are hinged and open outward, often with a crank or handle.
But, the way these window styles operate is only one factor to consider. Here are some other advantages to installing casement windows in your new home or remodeling project.
Whether you’re building a home or putting on an addition, selecting new windows is going to be part of the process, and you’ll need to do some research to find what’s right for you. Before you choose the style, sizes, and material for the windows in your new home, you should consider whether single, double, or triple pane windows are the right investment.
The decision to install triple pane windows comes down to climate and budget. Here in Wisconsin, the weather certainly has a significant impact on window choices. But, are triple pane windows really worth it? Are there truly any advantages to triple pane windows over double pane windows?
To help you make the best decision for your home and budget, we’ve compiled the top benefits of tripling up when it comes to the glass in your windows.
Quality wood windows can last a lifetime, even in Wisconsin, where harsh winters and humid summers may threaten to cause damage.
However, if you want your wood windows to stay looking like new, you need to choose the right products and take some basic steps to protect and care for your home.
Pella Windows and Doors of Wisconsin is strengthening the connection between sales and design with the help of architectural consultant, Nate Hilt. We spent some time getting to know Nate’s background, his eye for design, and how Pella is offering architects the support and resources to build stronger relationships with customers.
When you live in Wisconsin, it’s common for homeowners to plan projects around the seasons. And, it’s widely known that construction picks up in spring, however, there are plenty of reasons to begin your home improvement projects before the ice begins to melt.
If you’re building a new home or planning to make interior updates, you’ll want to know what’s trending for the year ahead.
While some styles remain timeless in any room, you may be surprised with the interesting colors and materials that are entering the world of home design in 2017.
Green Bay Packers fans around Wisconsin and Upper Michigan have no doubt heard her voice. Now you can put a face with the name and learn more about Gina Della from Pella!
Gina’s voice comes into homes and vehicles all over the state via our sponsorship with the Packers Radio Network. However, she does a lot more than just the voiceover work.
We asked Gina to tell us more about herself and what her job is like in this latest edition of People of Pella!
You’re getting ready to start some major renovations, making plans for a new house, or you want to build the vacation home you’ve been dreaming of for years. Is it really necessary to hire an architect or home designer?
It’s a common question people ask, especially those going through this process for the first time. You’re wondering whether it’s worth it, and maybe you don’t understand what home designers and architects have to offer.
To get some answers, we spoke with Mitch Wise, a home designer based in Door County, as well as Nate Hilt, architectural consultant for Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin.