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:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior appearance of your
Greensboro area home.
- The windows you pick can make a significant
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- 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
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the statistics
relating to your windows that impact their energy
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
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
- 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
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.