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. ponder the number of
choices, consider these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior appearance of your
Syracuse area home.
- Your window choice can make a positive
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The construction of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the overall value of your Syracuse area
house if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to explore the style and function options available, you will be happy with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for many years.
What areas should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Syracuse home?
- How will my new windows look?
Consider the fact that you are going to see 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? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t forget to stand
outside from many viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Syracuse
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the data
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Topics 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. Check ratings of efficiency beforehand to help lower heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating any
window before you buy it.
Is it easy to open and close the
window? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings 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 involves
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
- How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Syracuse area changes often. The appearance of your windows can be impacted negatively by wind, sun,
rain and snow. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles for an easier way of
keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
- What color
and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Syracuse home. Some window
companies offer few exterior color choices. Determine what limitations 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
- How much will you pay? Quality
windows come at a price. The lowest
priced windows may not be your best buy.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We invite you to visit Pella at the Syracuse area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 315-565-0399.