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Looking for New Windows in Your Greensboro, North Carolina Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When shopping for 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, think about these facts:

  1. Windows can impact the interior and exterior appearance of your Greensboro area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a significant difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The quality of your windows can have a significant impact on the overall value of your Greensboro area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to explore the style and function selections available, you will be happy with your purchase and love the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for years to come.

What factors should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Greensboro home?

  • How will my new windows look? Remember that your family and guests are going to see your replacement windows most often from in the home, not outside of it. Stand inside and study the view carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s interior? Will you be able to easily open the window for cleaning? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through the window? And remember to stand outside from many viewing positions to properly judge if the style of replacement window you are considering complements with the architecture of your Greensboro home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Get the statistics relating to your windows that impact their energy efficiency. Among the issues 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. Check your estimated energy savings beforehand to help lower heating and cooling costs and make the most of your investment.
  • Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to open and close a window before you decide to purchase it. Is it easy to open and close the window? 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 blinds or shades undisturbed? If the window will be an emergency exit in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
  • How will you install the windows? Installing your windows is either added into the overall purchase price or involves 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 windows.
  • How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Greensboro 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 choices do you have for color or hardware? Color options can reflect your style and adds to the overall appeal of your Greensboro home. Some window producers offer a small selection of exterior color choices. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows you want. Also, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware options in your home, such as cabinetry hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
  • What is the price? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to many products, and windows are no exception. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We encourage you to visit Pella at the Greensboro area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 336-203-0576.