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Looking for New Windows in Your Murray, Kentucky Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Looking for New Windows in Your Murray, Kentucky Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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:

  1. Windows can impact the interior and exterior appearance of your Murray area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a measureable difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. 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 home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Get the statistics relating to your windows that relate to 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 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 windows.
  • 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 factor.

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.

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