Best Replacement Windows in Wisconsin 2023

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If you’re looking for the best replacement windows Wisconsin has to offer you’ve come to the right place.  We’ll be heading up to Wisconsin shortly to meet with several local replacement window companies in an effort to bring the best info we can to you.

Here are the best replacement windows in Wisconsin!

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We know that you’re probably looking for some fantastic information right now so we have a few things for you.  First, take a look through our Start Here page for details on the best way to get started shopping for new windows.

Then it’ll be a great idea to read through our replacement window reviews and our rather comprehensive list of the most common replacement window sales tactics.

This info should give you a good head start on your project.  Once you’ve met with some companies the best thing you can do is come back here and ask some questions.  Post as much info as you’d like and everyone will benefit.

Feel free to talk about which companies you’ve met with, what window models you considered and how the pricing compared.  We know the hardest part about shopping for replacement windows is dealing with the lack of transparency in the industry.

Sharing the info you’ve gathered will help all those who come behind you and you’ll probably be able to get some helpful answers to your questions too.

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33 thoughts on “Best Replacement Windows in Wisconsin 2023”

    1. Hi Eli, we know a few great local companies in Wisconsin. What’s your zip code? I’ll be happy to recommend someone if they’re close by.

        1. Hi Annie, I’ve had several people from the Appleton, WI area write in asking for recommendations, but unfortunately I don’t know anyone in the area to recommend. If you find a great local company let us know. You’re not the only one in the area looking!

    2. I am in the Eau Claire, Wi. area 54703 and there are not any local or close by installers listed when I use your program. Any Eau Claire recommendations.

  1. I live in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I have been using The Board Store for my replacement window project. They sell Sunrise, Provia, and Heartland windows. All the windows they carry are vinyl. I am very happy with their work, but they are on the expensive side when it comes to installation. I am doing my house in Sunrise windows. They look nice in the golden oak interior.

    The Board Store does a financing plan available through a company called Green Sky. It is an interest free plan for one year, but rates skyrocket after that year. As long as you can pay it off before the year, it is a great deal. I have an open HELOC loan which makes it a non-issue in my case. However, it is great not to accrue interest while I am paying the principle balance down.

  2. Looking for Vinyl double pane, low E slider replacement windows:

    Your opinion on Window World 4000 series, Alliance Windows and Jen Weld.

    Located in Wisconsin

    Thank you

    1. Hi Carl, unfortunately I don’t know anyone in the La Crosse, WI area to recommend. Have you found a good option yet?

  3. Happy to see HomeSealed at the top for Waukesha. I had them stop by 2 days ago for an estimate and of the 5 places I have talked to, I like them the best by far. 0 pressure, very informative, the salesman wasn’t really a salesman – he has a construction background and you could hold a conversation with him about things that matter in windows. From what I have gathered, they seem to have a very very good installation process as well.

    I am still waiting for my official quote from HomeSealed but I am definitely hoping it is reasonable since they seem really great to work with. I’m a cash buyer so for me putting up so much cash and having a potentially bad installer is a major concern. There seems to be a lot of questionable characters in this industry. I will report back on HomeSealed at some point here if a deal happens and they install my windows/door/patio door in the next 8 weeks or so.

    1. Hi Joe, I don’t know anyone in Green Bay to recommend, but maybe someone else will chime in with a suggestion.

      1. I “Just had 17 ProVia Endure double hung windows installed” by a smaller Green Bay area Company.
        Owner (JT) seems to be honest, straight forward kinda guy (skips the BS sales tactics and is much more of a “matter of factly sort of guy”). LOVE THE WINDOWS ….Had some install and clean up issues with his Sub contractors… hopefully all gets resolved quickly on these points going forward… Waiting to see how/if he comes thru on this project for us…. He seems care about “getting it right” for us… If he does I’ll be sure to reveal his/and his companies name and contact info for everyone. Likewise if this goes down in flames….
        BTW: Steer clear of Window Depot, they also carry the ProVia line ( in the GB area) “THESE guys are B.S and a bag of snakes!!!

  4. I have started to do some research on window companies but was wondering if you have any suggestions? 53093 is area code.

  5. Wondering if you have herd of Windows by Unlimited Inc out of Oak Creek WI. Windows of Wisconsin uses them in the Green Bay and surrounding areas. Seeing if they are better then what Window World has to offer.

    1. Hi Dave, I haven’t heard of them but someone else might chime in with a suggestion. What products were they offering and what did you like or not like about them?

  6. Hi. We are building a new home in the Wausau area and are looking for a good window place and installer. Any thoughts of a good economical place(s) to look in to? I have seen some pretty bad reviews on Kolbe and Kolbe, so I prefer to stay away from them.

  7. Love your site!

    In 2007 we purchased Triple pane/Low E replacement windows made by Kensington with Quantum 2 Glass for out 1960 ranch style house using what we now know to be “pocket” installation versus full-frame installation; installer and Kensington went out of business. In 2015 we had two seal failures on the lower part of double hung windows of this type, and in 2017 two more failures on other double hungs (one upper and one lower). The company that bought Kensington out of bankruptcy was renamed Kensington HHP as you have listed on your site. Unfortunately, the bankruptcy judge said they did not have to honor the lifetime warranties Fortunately, hey were very helpful and able to ship us replacements for all 4 of these at what I think was a reasonable price and have been very helpful. In January 2022, we have seen additional seal failures and have started to look around and consider replacing all of these windows. In the course of researching so far we have found one installer that we are comfortable with and are researching their reputation. We are also seeing four additional installers in the coming weeks based on your recommendations for our zip code. There is some information that I could not figure out from your site or other sources and am hoping that you can answer as follows:

    1. It looks like installing the original replacements using “pocket installation” was not a wise decision and may be responsible for the number of seal failures we have seen. Even though it costs considerably more we are inclined to go with full-frame installation this time around…what are your thoughts on this?

    2. Even though you give great reviews on the actual window manufacturers I would like your opinion on cold climate (Wisconsin) best glass manufacturer especially in regard to seal failures. Some of the people we have gotten quotes stress that the Kensington Quantum 2 windows use metal spacers that are at 90 degree angles in the corners which leads to higher seal failures and indeed we can actually see rust on some of the 2022 seal failures; the quotes so far both use different techniques (one is from Great Lakes Comfort Smart windows and the other from Sunrise for the Restorations series). Can you tell us which are the best windows/spacers for triple pane, low E glass for our climate?

    3. Given the above, if you have any other recommendation on the best window glass for our climate we would appreciate hearing them.

    Thank you.


    1. Hi Paul, glad you’ve enjoyed the site. It’s nice that Kensington HPP was able to make sashes for you for the old windows. That’s not always the way that goes when a company goes out of business. Here are some answers to your questions.

      1. There’s nothing wrong with a pocket replacement window and no reason to think that the type of window frame would impact the seals on the glass units. You certainly can get new windows and replace the old frames, but there’s no reason to think that would make the insulated glass units on the new windows perform better. Did the salesman tell you that the full frame replacement would be better in that regard? I always get a kick out the things those guy say.

      2. There’s no good data on this, at least none that I’ve ever seen. Every salesman will tell you that his window seals better than the others or that his company has the best way and everyone else uses the bad way. I don’t think there’s any truth to that either. If there was they’d be publishing real data on that and every manufacturer would switch to that method.

      I know Sunrise doesn’t make their own glass units where many manufacturers do. I don’t think there’s really any reason to believe one will provide a more durable seal than the other. Both Sunrise and Great Lakes are now owned by other manufacturing companies so I would think their warranties are more likely to be around for the long term compared to a small outfit like Kensington. I think you’d be fine with either option in terms of durability of the seals and longevity of the warranties.

      3. I don’t really have any suggestions on durability of the glass units. As long as you’re talking about reputable manufacturers I think they’ll all be similar. Triple pane glass probably is a good choice in Wisconsin or any colder climate as it does make a pretty noticeable improvement in efficiency compared to double pane.

      Good luck with the project and let me know if I can help out.

    2. Hi again. Thank you for your quick response to my questions; they are very helpful. To answer your question: none of the window sales people said or implied that the full-frame install would be better that the pocket install in regard to the seal leakage; that was my thought in that the bottom woodwork in particular is very cold and with that might have moisture coming it due to the age of the house (62 years) and probable settling of the some cases with the windows having the worst seal leakage we were actually getting frost on the inside of the house window sill and you could feel the breeze. This is what led me to think that the next time around doing a full frame install might be better and worth the added expense…what do you think about my theory?

      One last question: Is there any data on what someone like me should expect for window seal failures in this type of climate, e.g., 10% within 10 years, 20% within 15 years, etc.

      Thank you again!


      1. Hi Paul, no I don’t think there’s any reason to think a full frame replacement would have anything to do with the longevity of the seal in the glass. I would say it’s completely unrelated.

        I haven’t seen real data on seal failures over time like that and I’d guess it’s because the window manufacturers hold that close to the vest. I know my company started offering windows in 2008 and we rarely hear from customers from way back then with issues. Of course anything can fail and some seals do, but I think many of them last decades without any trouble.

        1. Hi. This was a whirlwind week of seeing 9 different replacement window companies; a few twice! Definitely not for the faint of heart!!! After all is said and done, we have select three of them (windows and companies) for “drill down” to the specifics like the warranty, references, etc. (two have passed the reference check and the third is in process). What did surprize me is that after all this we are seriously considering double pane versus triple pane for the sake of cost, weight, visibility (VT) and the Sun Heat Gain Factor (SHGF) considerations in a northern climate. Here are some additional questions I am hoping you can help with:

          1. From reading a lot of your replies on the site is there any reason why we should not go double pane instead of triple pane in a Northern climate balancing higher cost for the triple-pane versus the better VT and SHGF factors in our Wisconsin climate?
          2. The three top windows in the running in no particular order are: SoftLite Elements, Okna models Evo7500 (Composite) or 800 (vinyl) , and Joyce Heritage. Any thoughts on ranking these in order of your evaluation (pros/cons)?

          Thank you.


          1. Hi Paul, when considering triple pane vs double pane there are a few options to consider. Triple pane windows are definitely more efficient and more expensive. They do also carry more resale value as it’s an option that a buyer can see and understand. In our company we see about 1/3 of our orders with triple pane and 2/3 with double pane glass. Double pane is more popular, mostly because of cost, and it can certainly provide a great result.

          2. What about the comparison of the three specific types and models of windows (SoftLite Elements, Okna models Evo7500 (Composite) or 800 (vinyl) , and Joyce Heritage)…how would you rank them and why (especially for a Northern climate). Thank you.

          3. Hi Paul,

            After your research what window install companies did you narrow it down to? We’re there some companies that stick out as a hard no? Pushy sales person etc. Thanks for the info!


    1. Unfortunately I don’t know a great window company to recommend up your way. I have had other readers ask in the past. If you find a great company be sure to let us know!

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