When purchasing windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, consider these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior appearance of your
Lewes area home.
- The windows you pick can make a drastic
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The quality of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the overall value of your Lewes area
house 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 appreciate the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for decades.
What items should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Lewes home?
- What do they look
Don’t forget that you’re going to see your replacement
windows most often from the
interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current
style? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Can light flow
into the home? 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 overall façade of your Lewes
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Learn the data
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Among the issues to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values identify
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Compare ratings of efficiency beforehand to help lower heating and cooling costs and make the
most of your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to test operating a
window before you decide to purchase it.
Is it easy to open and close the
window? Will the window be easy
to clean? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments 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 included with the overall purchase price or requires
a third-party 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 Lewes area changes often. Wind, rain, sun and snow can have
a negative impact on the appearance of the glass, especially on low quality
windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles in order for you to easily clean your windows
and allow them to look great for many years to come.
- What is available in terms of color and hardware options? Color selection reflects your style and adds
to the overall appeal of your Lewes home. Some manufacturers offer a small
selection of exterior color options. Identify what limitations are in place for the windows
you are considering. Don’t
forget, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinetry
hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
much does a quality window cost? The old saying “you get what you pay
for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We invite you to visit Pella at the Lewes area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 757-294-8091.