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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we understand the considerable difference windows can make in our homes, but we don’t always know which window selection will provide our home the most transformative effect. If you are starting the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some good questions to consider.

The ideal place to begin in the window replacement process is establishing your goals for the aesthetic of your space and what aspects are most important to you in the transition:

  • Why are you replacing windows? This question could produce a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, improved light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. Regardless of the reason, after determining your main reasons for replacing, the process of choosing replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While many types of windows offer a lot of benefits for your home’s overall energy efficiency, there are other factors that impact efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window contribute to these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the position of the windows in your house, certain areas of your home may also be customarily warmer or cooler, which is all good to know if energy efficiency is significant to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and acknowledging your preferences is a simple way to eliminate certain styles of windows and quicken the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your preferred style, finding pictures or examples of styles that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your home.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Considering the future of the space you are replacing windows in is noteworthy in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help guide the functionality of the windows you choose. You may plan for more light in this area or greater privacy in the future, making this the perfect opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down necessities for new windows, while remaining open to alternative possibilities within your specifications. Planning before you start and asking yourself the important questions can result in the perfect replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are available to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give our experts a call today at 336-203-0576 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.