Window Restoration







Thoughtful Craftsmen has been a wonderful resource for me through the years when it comes to my old East Side Milwaukee home. When I need any kind of help I always start with Erik Lindberg. If they know how to do it I hire them, even for small projects where they will bill me by the hour. If they don’t have the expertise to handle the matter they will refer me to someone who has the requisite expertise (e.g. masonry work).

-Steven R. Duback, Quarles & Brady LLC

Windows are the eyes of your house, and we like to look at you and your house straight in the eyes. A lot of marketing goes into false claims about the advantages of new replacement windows (think about why they might be called “replacement”—because they too will need to be replaced!).

Original wood windows have been doing their job for a hundred years in many cases, and, with a little bit of repair and tuning, they can keep doing the same job for another 100. Fitted with a quality storm window, custom made in our shop, their energy efficiency is, for all practical purposes, the same as a new window. We restore and tune about 500 windows a year. That’s 500 windows not going into landfills, 500 windows maintaining the style of the home, all while we’re saving trees and you’re saving money.

Contrary to popular belief, replacement windows will not save you money on your heating bills. Ask us about our window tuning and restoration services as well as the quality wood combination storm windows we build and install.

Related Services

Storm Window Solutions

After years of seeing storm windows that weren’t serving their purpose by matching the integrity of your old home, or simply were not performing, we’ve put together our own Historic Association Certified line of storm windows.


Exterior Restoration

Since 1998, the exterior restoration of Milwaukee-area historic and pre-WWII homes has been our passion.


Porches, Rails, & Decks

The Thoughtful Craftsmen team has always loved porches, in part because porches have the highest concentration of architectural details on the home’s exterior.


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