When purchasing windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you obviously 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
Murray area home.
- The windows you pick can make a measureable
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The construction of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the resale value of your Murray area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function choices 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 Murray home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Remember that you are going to see your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. Observe your current windows or opening
from inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s décor? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t forget to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the fascia of your Murray
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the statistics
relating to your windows that relate to 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 as you conduct your research to help lower heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to open and close your choice of
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? How much
effort does it take to clean the window? Can the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades 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.
- Who will
install the windows? Installing your windows is either added
into 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 Murray area changes often. Outdoor elements such as wind, rain and
snow can impact the appearance of your windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
- What choices do you have for color or
hardware? Color options can reflect your style and adds
to the overall appeal of your Murray home. Some manufacturers offer a small
selection of exterior color choices. Determine what limitations are in place for the windows
you want. Don’t
forget, that latches and handles
complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinets, faucets and even appliances.
- How much will you pay? The old saying “you get what you pay
for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The lowest
priced windows may not be your best buy.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We urge you to visit Pella at the Murray area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 270-216-5253.