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Replacing the windows in your home out of necessity or just to update the look of your home has many benefits. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews, window selection and local availability of 45 businesses and choosing 10 favorites from the top replacement window companies in Madison.

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Types of windows in Madison

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Windows are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Here are the most popular window types in Madison:

  • Double-hung windows are the most popular windows and are often found everywhere throughout a house, including in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and hallways. Single-hung windows are similar to double-hung but only have one panel that slides up and down instead of two.
  • Casement windows are hinged on the side and open outward. They’re common in kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms as well as kitchens.
  • Bay windows are multiple window units that extend out from the house at an angle. Bow windows are similar but curved instead of angled. Both windows are common on the front of a house because they provide great views and add curb appeal.
  • Picture windows don’t open but are designed to let in lots of natural light. They’re typically found in living rooms and kitchens.
  • Hopper windows open into the house to provide ventilation. They’re common in basements and crawl spaces.
  • Horizontal sliding windows have a panel that slides horizontally to one side. They’re common to have all over the house, like in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and basements.
  • Shape windows come in a variety of uncommon shapes, like triangles and semicircles. They’re common in living rooms, bedrooms and custom homes. Specialty windows are custom-made to fit the home.

Madison replacement window companies offer energy-efficient windows with two to three panes of glass. Adding low-emissivity (low-E) coating to your windows also helps keep heat in during the winter and prevent it from entering your home during the summer.

Windows frames are made from a variety of materials, including aluminum, fiberglass, wood and vinyl. Wood replacement windows may be a better fit than vinyl windows for Madison homeowners who live in a historic neighborhood like Mansion Hill because they match their original windows and home.

To find the right window company in Madison, start by finding companies that have a dwelling contractor license in Wisconsin. Next, look for companies that specialize in the type of windows or project you need for your home. Make sure you read online reviews to find out a company’s reputation. You can also ask family and friends for recommendations.

Always get multiple written estimates from different companies before you pick one, and find out if the price includes installation. Replacement window companies in Madison offer free in-home consultations to go over designs, options and pricing and to answer your questions.

Window replacement costs in Madison

It costs, on average, between $2,900 and $8,500 to replace every window in a Madison home, including the window installation cost. The new window cost for each window ranges from $200 to $5,000 or more, depending mainly on the window style and size. Custom and bay windows are the most expensive to replace, while double-hung windows are the most affordable. Aluminum and vinyl framing is less expensive than wood or fiberglass.

In Madison, average window repair costs between $500 and $1,250. If you’re repairing or replacing windows with multiple panes or other energy-efficiency features, the cost increases.

Most Madison companies offer financing plans. Make sure to ask about discounts and promotions, and compare prices from multiple companies.

Madison window replacement FAQ

Am I required to obtain a permit for window replacement in Madison?

Yes, the City of Madison requires a permit for window replacement. The city recommends you contact the Building Inspection department for more information. You can also ask your contractor for assistance with obtaining a permit.

How do I get a grant for new windows in Madison?

You can apply for the Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program through the state. If you have broken, cracked or old windows that aren’t energy-efficient, the program may cover the cost to replace your windows.

Are wood windows better than vinyl windows?

Wood windows are known for their standout appearance, excellent insulation and being long-lasting, as long as they are maintained properly. However, they cost more than vinyl windows, which are more weather-resistant and require less maintenance.

Do you install replacement windows from the inside or outside?

Windows are installed from both the inside and outside. If a company is installing them for you, it’ll most likely have a preference for which way it wants to complete installation. Also, some windows can only be installed one way or the other.

Should I replace all windows at once in my Madison home?

It depends on your budget. Replacing all the windows on your house at once can cost at least a few thousand dollars. However, if you replace them all at the same time, your home has a more consistent look, and it may even be more cost-efficient.

Madison replacement window company information

Renewal by Andersen

Renewal by Andersen is a nationwide company that manufacturers, sells and installs picture, sliding, double-hung and bay windows. It also makes custom window designs. All windows come with a 20-year warranty on glass and Fibrex material. Request a free in-home consultation. Renewal by Andersen serves Madison customers at 5960 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719.

Renewal by Andersen Learn More (888) 570-8481

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors manufactures and installs a variety of window styles, including double-hung, garden, bay, picture and casement. All windows include a limited lifetime warranty covering labor, parts, repair and materials. Request a free quote by contacting the company. Prices include installation services. Champion Windows & Home Exteriors operates locally at 5321 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.

Champion Windows & Home Exteriors (888) 817-6992

Andersen Windows

Andersen Windows manufactures a wide range of energy-efficient windows. Window styles include awning, single-hung, casement, bay and more. Windows are available in composite, aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass and wood. Andersen Windows does not provide installation. Customers can request a free quote.

Andersen Windows Learn More (877) 631-2430

Mad City Windows

Mad City Windows sells, repairs and replaces windows throughout the Madison area. Madison homeowners can choose from vinyl garden windows, bow windows, garden windows, double-hung windows and more, with color options. Windows come with a transferable lifetime repair warranty and a manufacturer warranty. The company offers free quotes on its website. Mad City Windows has five locations throughout Wisconsin, including one at 5020 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.

Mad City Windows

THEBCO Windows, Doors and Siding

THEBCO Windows, Doors and Siding specializes in installing replacement windows that come in a variety of styles, from casement and bay windows to sliding, garden and double-hung windows. Window options include decorative glass, noise reduction glass and low-E coating. Windows have a lifetime manufacturer warranty and a five-year labor warranty. Request a free quote online. THEBCO Windows, Doors and Siding is located at 4126 Robertson Road, Madison, WI 53714.

THEBCO Windows, Doors and Siding

Ridge Top Exteriors

Ridge Top Exteriors sells, repairs and installs windows in Madison. Window styles include awning, shape, picture and more. The company’s windows come with a seven-year craftsmanship warranty. Free quotes are available online or over the phone. Ridge Top Exteriors is located at 4620 Dovetail Drive, Madison, WI 53704.

Ridge Top Exteriors

Genesis Exteriors

Genesis Exteriors specializes in replacement windows from Soft-Lite and Andersen Windows. Madison homeowners can choose from a wide selection of window styles and colors, as well as energy-efficient and decorative options. The company includes a 10-year workmanship warranty with purchase. Request a free estimate online. Genesis Exteriors is located at 4401 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 53716.

Genesis Exteriors

Martin Glass

Martin Glass specializes in window repair and window glass and screen replacement. The company also offers services for window hardware and storm window installation. Call for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment with Martin Glass, which is located at 2323 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Martin Glass

ABC Seamless Home Specialists

ABC Seamless Home Specialists sells and installs windows, including bow, double-hung, casement, custom and more styles. All windows come with a lifetime transferable warranty and a 20-year workmanship warranty. Get a free estimate on the ABC Seamless Home Specialists website or visit the local office at 814 North Ave., Madison, WI 53713.

ABC Seamless Home Specialists

Heins Contracting

Heins Contracting repairs and replaces windows of many different styles and shapes. Windows frames are available in vinyl and aluminum-clad wood materials. The company carries products from several manufacturers, and all windows come with manufacturer warranties. The company also installs windows on new builds. Call or email for a free quote, or visit Heins Contracting’s office at 1930 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53716.

Heins Contracting