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Written By Max Peterson|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

You might be installing replacement windows to enhance your home's exterior facade, use less energy, or protect your home from inclement weather. A professional window replacement company can help you get the most value from your replacement windows, so you can make them work for you.

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4.7
  • Full-service installation
  • Large window selection
  • Nearly 30 years of experience
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4.3
  • Full-service remodeling
  • 96% satisfaction rate
  • More than 30 years of experience
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  • 2022 J.D. Power award winner
  • Materials sourced within the U.S.

Top 10 Ela Window Installation Companies

The providers on this list will make window replacement in Ela as simple as possible.

The This Old House Reviews Team evaluated dozens of window companies in and around Ela. We considered the following metrics to determine the best window replacement installers:

  • Professional experience and licensure
  • Services and warranties
  • Product quality
  • Customer reviews and recommendations
  • Energy-efficiency guarantees
Champion Replacement Windows of Milwaukee Logo

Champion Replacement Windows of Milwaukee

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4.8/5
Based on 371 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bay WindowsDouble-HungGlass DoorsWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
  • Good customer service
16560 W Glendale Dr, New Berlin, WI 414-208-4056 championwindow.com
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Power Home Remodeling

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4.7/5
Based on 2,037 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Energy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

  • Good customer service
2500 W Bradley Pl Unit G, Chicago, IL 847-916-5363 powerhrg.com
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Window World Western Chicago

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4.6/5
Based on 204 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Window Replacement/installationBay WindowsGlass DoorsDouble-Hung

Highlights

  • Price transparency
  • Good customer service
  • Educational website
4646 Western Ave, Lisle, IL 331-903-6873 windowworldwesternchicago.com
Argo Glass & Windows - Window Repair & Glass Replacement Logo

Argo Glass & Windows - Window Repair & Glass Replacement

5/5
Based on 1,096 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Energy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installationMetal FramesStorm/impact WindowsWindow RepairGlass RepairTempered GlassWood FramesGlass DoorsDouble-HungScreen RepairVinyl Frames

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Free assessment
  • Good customer service
317 W Colfax St, Palatine, IL 847-696-8044 argowindowrepair.com
Apex Window Werks - Chicago Window Repair & Glass Replacement Logo

Apex Window Werks - Chicago Window Repair & Glass Replacement

5/5
Based on 14,000 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Metal FramesVinyl FramesGlass ShowersTempered GlassWood FramesWindow Replacement/installationCustom Window DesignsWindow RepairGlass RepairDouble-HungEnergy-Efficient OptionsGlass Doors

Highlights

  • Educational website
  • Price transparency
  • Free assessment
111 W Marquardt Dr, Wheeling, IL 847-716-2290 apexwindowwerks.com
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Next Door and Window

4.8/5
Based on 297 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bay WindowsDouble-HungWindow Replacement/installationGlass Doors

Highlights

  • Good customer service
  • Price transparency
  • Educational website
718 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 847-398-8624 nextdoorandwindow.com
RemodelGo Windows & Doors Logo

RemodelGo Windows & Doors

4.7/5
Based on 83 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Glass DoorsWindow RepairBay WindowsVinyl FramesEnergy-Efficient OptionsGlass RepairWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

  • Free assessment
  • Educational website
  • Good customer service
247 N Eric Dr, Palatine, IL 847-922-2134 remodelgo.com
Goverla Windows and Doors Logo

Goverla Windows and Doors

4.7/5
Based on 38 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bay WindowsPocket WindowsDouble-HungGlass DoorsEnergy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installationVinyl FramesWood Frames

Highlights

  • Free assessment
  • Good customer service
  • Educational website
601 Hunters Way, Fox River Grove, IL 847-630-6444 goverlausa.com
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Professional Home Improvement

4.7/5
Based on 29 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Energy-Efficient OptionsWindow Replacement/installation

Highlights

    115 S Wilke Rd Suite 206f, Arlington Heights, IL 847-253-9500 professionalsiding.com

    More Local Window Companies

    HP Millwork

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    28457 Ballard Dr Unit C2
    Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Aurora Apex Windows and Doors

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    105 W Marquardt Dr
    Wheeling, IL 60090

    BZ Home Remodeling

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1203 Orleans Dr
    Mundelein, IL 60060

    Boom Window & Screen

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    161 Wheeling Rd
    Wheeling, IL 60090

    HX Home Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1840 Industrial Dr Ste 100
    Libertyville, IL 60048

    Hornak Home Improvement

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    210 N Dunton Ave
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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    Facts about Ela
    Annual Energy Efficient Windows Savings:$298
    Average Max Temp:56°F
    Average Min Temp:41°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:53%
    Average Annual Snowfall:37.5"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.00"

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    How To Choose a Window Company in Ela

    It's crucial to find a window installer that aligns with your specific values, needs, and preferences. Consider the following traits during your hunt:

    Window Cost by Type

    When it comes to upgrading your windows, value is king. Each window you purchase should offer unparalleled durability at a fair price point. Choosing economy windows could actually raise your overall cost, due to their shorter lifespan and more intensive maintenance needs. The final cost of your replacement windows will rely on the specific materials, styles, and sizes you need. Simple double-hung windows deliver great value with their straightforward style and simple mechanisms, while a custom-cut arch window in a master suite will cost more. If you're undecided, a window specialist can help you determine which options are best for your home.

    To help you form a rough estimate, this table shows the typical cost of the most common residential window types.

    Window TypesAverage Cost
    Arched$237-$1459
    Awning$344-$958
    Bay$792-$5879
    Custom$352-$979
    Casement$274-$1589
    Double-hung$128-$827
    Egress$235-$587
    Glass Block$47-$594
    Picture$206-$1524
    Single-hung$93-$1567
    Skylight$117-$1415
    Sliding$270-$1371
    Storm$55-$387
    Transom$287-$601

    Window Material Cost

    Materials also help determine a window's cost. You might pick a material based on the local climate, your energy efficiency goals, and your desired look. For example, wooden windows can give your home an organic design without breaking the bank, but you'll have to invest more toward maintenance. Aluminum and composite windows cost more up-front, but they're incredibly durable against the elements, so you'll spend far less on maintenance.

    Window TypesAverage Cost
    Aluminum$55-$1567
    Composite$566-$1271
    Fiberglass$93-$792
    Vinyl$190-$1763
    Wood$283-$1589

    Other Window Replacement Costs

    Your total cost for window replacement will also include applicable warranty fees, permit-related costs (if required), and labor. Ensure that you discuss each of these factors with a sales representative before committing to a window company.

    Experience and Training

    The longer a window provider has been in business, the better its workmanship will likely be. Speak with a company representative to learn more about its guarantees, public and private credentials, and experience. Company websites often have photo galleries where you can see previous work technicians have done.

    Licensing and Credentials

    Illinois doesn't issue state contracting licenses to window installers, but municipalities in the Land of Lincoln might have their own requirements for companies to follow. In Chicago proper, window installers must have a Class D or E license and submit copies of business disclosures for the public record. Beyond the Windy City, licensing requirements are not uniform.

    Types of Windows Offered

    The type of window you prefer should play a role in your company choice. Not every contractor will necessarily be familiar with the types you want. A company website will show more about the varieties of windows it works with, such as:

    Also, check the style of window framing materials a company works with. Each material has distinct price points, life spans, and energy performance capabilities. Common materials include composite, wood, fiberglass, aluminum and vinyl.

    Customer Feedback

    Reading other customers' stories is one of the smartest ways to screen different window replacement companies. Read customer reviews on sites such as Google, Trustpilot, and Yelp. You can also view customer reviews and company ratings on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Speak with people you know who have used a company you're interested in, and ask a representative for a copy of its reference list.


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    Frequently Asked Questions About Window Replacement in Ela

    Why should I hire a professional to install or replace my windows?

    By working with a professional, you don't need to worry about measurement missteps or not having the right tools. A window installation crew is well-equipped with the right supplies and training to do the job safely and precisely. You can also get fast, informed answers to your questions and customized guidance to make the most of your new windows

    How frequently should I upgrade or replace my windows?

    Refer to your warranty information to approximate how long your windows are meant to last. Most residential windows have life spans of 15–20 years. Check your windows for damage, leaking, and subpar performance to determine whether your windows should be swapped out.

    What's different between a new construction window and a replacement window?

    Replacement windows, also known as retrofit windows, are tailored for homes that already have existing windows. They are installed in the existing window opening, without the need to remove or alter the surrounding materials or structure. New construction windows, on the other hand are created for installing in a newly built home or during a significant renovation project. These windows include a nailing fin, which is a thin strip of metal or vinyl that extends from the frame. It's needed to attach the window directly to the framing of the house, ensuring a secure fit.

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