When buying windows for your restoration or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, think about these facts:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior character of your
Denver area home.
- The windows you pick can make a significant
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The construction of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the resale value of your Denver area
home if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function choices available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of looking through your new windows for many years.
What questions should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Denver home?
- What do they look
Don’t forget that your
family and guests are going to view 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 interior? 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 remember to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Denver
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Understand the data
relating to your windows that influence 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 your estimated energy savings beforehand to help lower heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to open and close any
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? How much
effort does it take to clean the window? Does 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 offers an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? The installation of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or involves
an independent 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 easy
is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Denver area can
be unpredictable. The appearance of your windows can be impacted negatively by wind, sun,
rain and snow. 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 color
and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Denver home. Some window
companies offer limited exterior color options. Figure
out what restrictions are in place for the windows
you want. Don’t
forget, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinets, faucets and even appliances.
- What is the price? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. 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 Denver area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at (888) 841-5667.