When shopping for windows for your restoration or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, think about these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Owensboro area home.
- Your window choice can make a measureable
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The construction of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the long-term value of your Owensboro area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function options available, you will be happy with your purchase and love the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for decades.
What questions should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Owensboro home?
- What do they look
Consider the fact that your
family and guests are going to view your replacement
windows most often from the
interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or
sliding) work with your home’s interior? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And don’t forget to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering works
with the overall façade of your Owensboro
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Understand the facts
relating to your windows that impact their energy
Specifics to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values grade
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify ratings of efficiency as you conduct your research to help reduce heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to open and close your choice of
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit
in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? Installing your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or calls for
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
- How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Owensboro area varies often. 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 for an easier way of
keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
- What choices do you have for color or
color you select can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Owensboro home. Some window producers offer few exterior color choices. Figure
out what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. In addition, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinetry
hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
- How much will you pay? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We invite you to visit Pella at the Owensboro area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 270-684-3028.