When purchasing windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, ponder these facts:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior character of your
Colorado Springs area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a significant
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 Colorado Springs area
home if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function options available, you will be delighted 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 Colorado Springs home?
- What do they look
Don’t forget that you are going to view your replacement
windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s interior? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Can light flow
into the home? And remember to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the look of your Colorado Springs
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the data
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 identify
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Check your estimated energy savings before
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? 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? Will the window be easy
to clean? Can the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit
in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? The installation of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or calls for
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 easy
is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Colorado Springs 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 .
- What is available in terms of color and hardware options? The
color you select can reflect your style and adds
to the overall appeal of your Colorado Springs home. Some window producers offer few exterior color to pick from. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows
you may purchase. 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 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.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We urge you to visit Pella at the Colorado Springs area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at (888) 883-8364.