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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we realize the considerable difference windows can make in our homes, but we aren’t always sure which window selection will offer our home the most transformative effect. If you are starting the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some critical questions to ask yourself.

The best place to begin in the window replacement process is identifying your goals for the aesthetic of your house and what aspects are most important to you in the transition:

  • Why are you replacing windows? This question could generate a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, increased light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. No matter the reason, after determining your key reasons for replacing, the process of selecting replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While several types of windows offer a lot of benefits for your home’s overall energy efficiency, there are other factors that impact efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window contribute to these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the placement of the windows in your house, some areas of your home may also be traditionally warmer or cooler, which is all important to know if energy efficiency is vital to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and acknowledging your preferences is a quick way to eliminate certain styles of windows and further along the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your preferred style, finding pictures or examples of looks that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your home.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Considering the future of the space you are replacing windows in is significant in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help determine the functionality of the windows you choose. You may be planning for more light in this area or greater privacy in the future, making this the appropriate opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down essentials for new windows, while remaining open to other possibilities within your specifications. Planning ahead and asking yourself the important questions can result in the best replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are available to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at 270-684-3028 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.