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Looking for New Windows in Your Mt. Pleasant, MI Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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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:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior character of your Mt. Pleasant area home.
  2. The type of windows you select can make a measureable difference in your home’s energy bills.
  3. 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 home.
  • How energy efficient are the windows? Get the statistics relating to your windows that impact 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. 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 exit 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 windows.
  • 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 hardware? The 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 factor.

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.