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Recently, our team was presented with the challenge of replacing the windows of an older home in a well-known, historic neighborhood in Mason City. In this article, our team at Midwest Construction & Supply reveals what happened when homeowners Paul and Sandy Ringstorm wanted to replace their home’s antique wooden windows with eco-friendly frames—and how we were able to preserve the home’s historical appeal and aesthetics with energy-saving, ecoSmart vinyl

Midwest Construction & Supply has been a leading Iowa remodeling contractor since it was founded in 1958. Our goal is to ensure that you experience complete peace of mind and confidence in the quality and energy efficiency of the products you invest in, whether they’re replacement windows, vinyl siding, doors, gutters, or a new sunroom. With the help of our well-trained, experienced, and professional crews, you’ll also rest assured that your project—and home—are in the best, most capable hands.

In this case study, we’ll focus on just one of the numerous, high-quality facets of our business: new window installation services. Midwest Construction & Supply offers a vast array of replacement window options, including:

The customer for this featured job, though, needed new bow windows.

Old windows replaced with new Great Lakes bow windows.

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The cornerstone products for this renovation were the energy-saving ecoSmart windows from Great Lakes Window. In addition to the unit’s installation, our crew also sealed and insulated each identified opening to prevent air or water infiltration.

The customer really enjoys looking out these new windows, as compared to the old windows shown below.

Interior shot of old window before the new ecoSmart unit from Great Lakes Window was installed.

Unit customization was key for this customer since they live in an early 1960s brick home with a unique structure. Custom-built bow windows from Great Lakes Window allowed for an exact, seamless fit, as shown below.

Exterior shot of old window before new ecoSmart unit from Great Lakes Window was installed.

New ecoSmart bow window from Great Lakes

We'd like to thank Great Lakes Window for being a valued supplier of materials for this job, and also featuring us in a window installation contractor profile and customer success story.