Expert tips for replacing windows

When it comes to replacing the windows in your home or business, choosing a reputable company is essential.


Dick’s Roof Repair Service has been providing customers in Kenosha and Racine with top quality residential exterior home improvement services since 1957.

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Many contractors might handle the selling and installation of windows, but not all are created equal. 

Luckily for the Kenosha and Racine area, the choice is easy. 

“Dicks Roof Repair has been a family business since 1957, and three generations later, we are still here to serve our community,” states Dick’s Estimator/Operations Manager, Katie Prybylski.

Katie has been helping local homeowners and businesses find the perfect windows for over 25 years. A background in construction, contracting, and purchasing with Menards and ABC Supply, along with her dedication to Dick’s Roofing since 2016, make her an excellent resource for all her clients.

“I love my job, from helping our customers or my team to the challenge of finding the right windows for each project,” shares Katie. “It’s never a dull day, and I feel I can answer my customer’s questions with confidence and accuracy.”

It is essential to know the signs to watch for when deciding the best time to purchase new windows. According to Katie, the age of your windows is vital since most windows have an 18-20+ year lifespan. She also suggests keeping your eyes open for:

  • Faulty window operation
  • Recurring drafts
  • Excessive condensation between glass panes
  • Overly audible outside noise
  • Decay on the window frame
  • Water damage to the frame or window itself
  • High utility bills
  • Broken or cracked glass
  • Poor curb appeal
  • Faded carpet or furniture around your windows

New windows can be a big selling point for your home and increase your family’s overall enjoyment and comfort. New windows can let in plenty of light, help maintain temperature throughout the day, and increase curb appeal, energy efficiency, and security. 

Best of all, depending on your choice of windows you can expect a return on your investment of almost 70%.

“There are so many options for anyone looking to replace their windows these days,” states Katie. “From upgrades in efficiency to color options and even functionality; windows have come a long way.”

Dick’s Roof Repair works with some of the top window manufacturers in the business, with options for every price point. According to Katie, her frequently suggested product lines are:

  • Pella – Fiberglass- Impervia Series
  • Pella – Aluminum Clad Wood – LifeStyle or Architect Series
  • Pella – 250 Series Alliance- Hawthorne Series
  • Alliance – Belmont Series
  • Vinylmax – Radiance Series
  • Alliance – Hawthorne Series

Although thrilled to offer her customers options, Katie councils people to not get overwhelmed by focusing on three key points:

  • Efficiency
  • Look
  • Price

“One of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can make, when it comes to windows, is ignoring beginning signs of damage and putting off the decision,” she states. “The choices can be intimidating, but focusing on your needs and budget is vital.”

Fortunately for anyone looking to replace their home or business’s windows, Dick’s Roof Repair offers FREE estimates. Katie is dedicated to helping her customers look out their new windows with a smile.

“Everyone has a different budget – for some people, that might mean we only replace one window. For others, we might replace an entire house of windows. Someone might want a specific look vs. someone else wanting a specific function. Whatever it is, I know I can find the window/door that fits the customer’s needs and is a quality product that the manufacturer and Dick’s Roofing will stand behind.”

With over 60+ years of experience in roofing, siding, and windows, Dick’s Roof Repair is your local expert on updating the look, feel, and efficiency of area homes and businesses. Katie knows that the company’s history and the team’s customer focus keep home and business owners returning to them. 

“Dick’s Roofing will NEVER pressure you into purchasing ANYTHING,” she shares. “We understand that replacing ONE window or an ENTIRE APARTMENT of windows can be a big decision. We want the customer to feel 100% comfortable with their purchase and how the installation will be done. We are always available to discuss options and do not require final payment until the job is 100% complete.”

To take advantage of the three generations of experience AND Katie expert window advice, contact us today for your FREE estimate on your next roofingsiding, or window project.