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

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

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:

  1. Windows can impact the interior and exterior character of your Denver area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a significant difference in your home’s energy bills.
  3. 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 like? 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 home.
  • How energy efficient are the windows? Understand the data relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. 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 windows.
  • 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.

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