When buying windows for your restoration or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, ponder these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Danville area home.
- The windows you pick can make a positive
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The construction of your windows can have a significant
impact on the overall value of your Danville area
home if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to explore the style and function selections available, you will be pleased with your purchase and enjoy the pleasure of looking through your new windows for many years.
What items should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Danville home?
- What do they look
Remember that you’re going to view your replacement
windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s current
style? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And don’t forget to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering works
with the architecture of your Danville
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the data
relating to your windows that impact their energy
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 efficiency
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of any
window before you choose one.
Does the window open and close smoothly? 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 emergency
in case of fire, make sure it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? Installing your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or requires
an outside 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 Danville 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 color
and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and adds
to the overall appeal of your Danville home. Some manufacturers offer few exterior color options. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows
you are considering. In addition, there
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinetry
hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
much does a quality window cost? 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.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We invite you to visit Pella at the Danville area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 217-443-3355.