When purchasing windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you evaluate your options, ponder these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior character of your
Mt. Pleasant area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a measureable
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The quality of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the resale value of your Mt. Pleasant area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to research the style and function choices 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 contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Mt. Pleasant home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Remember that your
family and guests are going to view your replacement
windows most often from the
interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view
carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or
sliding) work with your home’s décor? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t neglect to stand
outside from many viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering complements
with the look of your Mt. Pleasant
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the statistics
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. Identify your estimated energy savings as you conduct your research to help bring
down heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to test operating your choice of
window before you settle on one.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Will the window be easy
to clean? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades undisturbed? If the window will be an emergency
in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? The installation of 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
- Is it easy to clean and maintain your new
windows? The weather in the Mt. Pleasant area can
be unpredictable. 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
color you select can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Mt. Pleasant home. Some window producers offer a small
selection of exterior color options. Figure
out what limitations are in place for the windows
you want. In addition, 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.
- What is the price? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Mt. Pleasant area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 989-317-2558.