When shopping for windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you evaluate your options, think about these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your
Boone area home.
- Your window choice can make a significant
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The quality of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the resale value of your Boone area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function choices available, you will be pleased with your purchase and love the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for years to come.
What factors should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Boone home?
- What do they look
Don’t forget that you’re going to see your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s current
style? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t forget to stand
outside from many viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the architecture of your Boone
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Understand the data
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Among the issues to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values measure
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Check ratings of efficiency before
you purchase a window to help bring
down heating and cooling expenses and receive the most value for your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to test operating your choice of
window before you settle on one.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Will the window be easy
to clean? Can the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations
in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? Installing your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or involves
an outside contractor. If you are using the
services of contractor, it may be smart to
inquire about installation price and included services prior to ordering your
- Is it easy to clean and maintain your new
windows? The weather in the Boone area can
be unpredictable. Outdoor elements such as wind, rain and
snow can impact the appearance of your windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
- What color
and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and increases the overall appeal of your Boone home. Some window
companies offer a small
selection of exterior color options. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows
you may purchase. In addition, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinets, faucets and even appliances.
- How much will you pay? The old saying “you get what you pay
for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The lowest
priced windows may not be your best buy.
Windows are an investment in your property. The type of window you
select should be based more on performance than on price.
We urge you to visit Pella at the Boone area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 828-202-8489.