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Looking for New Windows in Your Boone, NC Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Looking for New Windows in Your Boone, NC Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your Boone area home.
  2. Your window choice can make a significant difference in your home’s energy bills.
  3. 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 like? 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 home.
  • How energy efficient are the windows? Understand the data relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. 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 windows.
  • 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.

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