When purchasing windows for your restoration or new construction project, you naturally 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 look and feel of your
Jackson area home.
- Your window choice can make a significant
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The construction of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the long-term value of your Jackson area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to explore the style and function selections available, you will be delighted with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for many years.
What factors should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Jackson home?
- What do they look
Don’t forget that you’re going to view your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. 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 several different viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering works
with the overall façade of your Jackson
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the statistics
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 measure
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 bring
down heating and cooling expenses and receive the most value for your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to try
out the functionally of 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? Does the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades 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.
- Who will
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 Jackson area varies 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 is available in terms of color and hardware options? The
color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Jackson home. Some window
companies offer a small
selection of exterior color choices. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows
you are considering. 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.
- How much will you pay? 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.
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 Jackson area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 307-733-0535.