When shopping for windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you most likely 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 appearance of your
Peoria area home.
- Your window choice can make a significant
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The quality of your windows can have a significant
impact on the long-term value of your Peoria area
residence 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 gazing through your new windows for years to come.
What factors should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Peoria home?
- How will my new windows look?
Consider the fact that you are going to view your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current
style? 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 remember to stand
outside from many viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering complements
with the overall façade of your Peoria
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the statistics
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Among the issues to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values grade
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify your estimated energy savings before
you purchase a window to help bring
down heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of any
window before you buy it.
Does the window open and close smoothly? Will the window be easy
to clean? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations
in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
- How will you install the windows? Installation
of your windows is either added
into the overall purchase price or requires
an independent 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 Peoria 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 in order for you to easily clean your windows
and allow them to look great for many years to come.
- 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 Peoria home. Some window
companies offer few exterior color choices. Figure
out what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. Also, 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.
much does a quality window cost? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Peoria area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 309-306-3893.