Replacing your windows is a great way to improve your home’s appearance and energy efficiency.  Beissel Windows and siding is one of the top window replacement installers in Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Metro Area.

Signs You Need Replacement Windows

Most times it is clearly evident when it is time to replace your old windows.  The main signs include:

  • Broken glass
  • Encasement damage, 
  • Windows fogging
  • Cracked frames
  • Sticking or jamming
  • Cold and hot air drafts

When you notice any of these situations, it is time for you to look into replacing your windows. 

Benefits of Replacing Your Windows

When you decide to replace your windows you will realize several benefits.  Here are the top window replacing benefits:

Beauty and Protection

New wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows offer the functionality and protection to add peace of mind.  Newer windows offer enhanced security, while at the same time providing beauty to the home. 


Windows made today include high-tech durable seals. The seals prevent air leakage and help eliminate cold and hot spots around the windows. This helps maintain consistent temperature in your home keeping you comfortable in all seasons.

Home Investment

New windows are a major expense in a home improvement project.  It is estimated, however, that new windows can return over 73% of the project cost upon resale.  (, 

Energy Efficiency

Replacing your windows can reduce your energy costs by reducing wear and use of your  furnace and air conditioner.  Certified ENERGY STAR®  windows will help lower utility costs, protect the environment and enhance the overall comfort and beauty of your home.

Styles of  Replacement Windows

Single Hung Replacement Windows

A single-hung window has a stationary top and a bottom part of the window  that opens and closes.  

Double Hung Windows

A double hung window has two sashes that slide vertically up and down in the frame. Double hung windows can open from either the top or the bottom.  The windows but they remain inside the frame so they don’t protrude out to the exterior or interior of the house. 

Casement Windows

Casement windows are hinged and operate by a turn of a crank in an operating mechanism. Casement windows can be hinged on either the left or the right to open outward. 

Awning Windows

Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward to let in air from the right, left and  bottom of the window.  Awning windows can be installed on top, bottom or alongside a stationary window.  

Picture Window

Picture windows are typically large windows designed to take advantage of views and let in the maximum amount of light. 

Slider Windows

One of the most common types of windows in today’s home is the slider window.  Slider windows glide along a fixed track and have one operating window that slides over the stationery window.  

Garden Windows

Garden windows are mainly used in kitchens.  These windows protrude from the exterior of the house provided a wide viewing and sunlight area.  There is typically a large shelf area in garden windows that can be used for plants and storage.

Bow & Bay Windows

Bay and bow windows protrude from the house and provide more interior space.  These windows are often a combination of windows including: stationary window, double-hung or casement windows.  

Window Frame Materials

We offer windows made of vinyl, fiberglass and wood.  Our windows are available in a wide selection of colors, woodgrains and custom sizes.

Here are the most common window materials we supply:


Aluminum window frames are light, but also very strong.  The narrowness of this frame allows for large expanses of glass making your views even better.  

Aluminum conducts heat and cold very efficiently so these windows can save on you energy bills.

Advantages of Aluminum Windows

  • Slim Profile
  • Durable and Long Lasting
  • Thin sightline
  • No-to-Low Maintenance


Fiberglass windows are made of glass fibers and resin.  These materials are made to expand and contract very little with temperature changes in the weather.  This keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Fiberglass windows also resist swelling, rotting and warping. They provide a durable and long lasting window replacement solution.

Advantage of fiberglass window frames:

  • Modern look
  • Extremely durable and strong
  • Low maintenance
  • Paintable


Vinyl frames are virtually maintenance free due their solid make up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has many advantages, including being virtually maintenance-free. 

Most vinyl windows are available in white and various neutral colors. Their no-to-low maintenance material preserves the exterior finish that looks great for years.  

Advantages of Vinyl Windows

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Made of Non-corroding material
  • No-to-low maintenance-free
  • Highly Energy efficient


Wood windows offer that classic beauty and warmth to your home.  Wood windows provide exceptional energy efficiency. 

Wood windows offer a modern, fine-furniture ook, but with the functionality of a vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum window frame.

Advantages of Wood Windows

  • Elegant and Modern Finish
  • Energy Efficient
  • Major curb appeal
  • Highly customizable

The Beissel Windows and Siding Difference

When looking at window replacement or retrofit project, count on  Beissel Windows and Siding as your trusted window replacement company.

We offer a variety of sizes of high-performance window options each with limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Our windows feature insulated glass, double and triple weather-stripping and welded corners. 

We offer a variety of high performance, energy-efficient glass packages, internal grids and even stained glass. 

All of our window’s offer advanced hardware making them easy to operate and clean. 

We offer expert Installation that many homeowners have said was considerate of their time, clean and the whole process easy and painless.  Our customer satisfaction is second to none.

Contact us today to view our broad selection of window styles, colors, woodgrains.  We offer stock and custom-made sizes to enhance the look of your home.  We serve the Twin Cities and surrounding areas and will be happy to help you on your window replacement project.