When shopping for windows for your restoration 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 affect the interior and exterior appearance of your
Natick area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a positive
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The quality of your windows can have a significant
impact on the overall value of your Natick area
house if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for years to come.
What items should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Natick home?
- What do they look
Consider the fact that you’re 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; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s interior? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And don’t neglect to stand
outside from many viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Natick
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Understand the facts
relating to your windows that impact their energy
Topics 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 ratings of efficiency before
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to test operating any
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? How much
effort does it take to clean the window? Will 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, make sure it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- How will you install the windows? The installation of your windows is either added
into the overall purchase price or involves
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 Natick area can
be unpredictable. 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 choices do you have for color or
color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Natick home. Some window producers offer limited exterior color choices. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. Don’t
forget, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
much does a quality window cost? Quality
windows come at a price. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy.
Windows are an investment in your property. The type of window you
select should be based more on performance than on price.
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Natick area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 781-239-1161.