When purchasing windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you evaluate your options, ponder these facts:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Newport area home.
- The windows you pick can make a significant
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The material and
durability of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the resale value of your Newport area
home if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for decades.
What items should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Newport home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Don’t forget that you’re going to view your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or
sliding) work with your home’s current
style? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t forget to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering works
with the architecture of your Newport
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the facts
relating to your windows that relate to their energy
Items 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 efficiency
ratings beforehand to help bring
down heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of any
window before you decide to purchase it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Can 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.
- Who will
install the windows? The installation of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or calls for
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 Newport area varies often. 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 color
and hardware options are available? The
color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Newport home. Some window producers offer few exterior color options. Determine what restrictions are in place for the windows
you want. Also, there
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinetry
hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
- How much will you pay? 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 Newport area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 401-314-0814.