When shopping for windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, think about these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Scottsdale area home.
- Your window choice can make a significant
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The quality of your windows can have a healthy
impact on the overall value of your Scottsdale area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function selections available, you will be pleased with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for decades.
What items should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Scottsdale home?
- What do they look
Remember that you’re going to see 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? 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 multiple viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Scottsdale
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Learn the data
relating to your windows that relate to 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 efficiency
ratings as you conduct your research 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 car, it is important to test operating any
window before you decide to purchase it.
Is it easy to open and close the
window? How much
effort does it take to clean the window? Does 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, confirm that it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? Installation
of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or requires
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
- Is it easy to clean and maintain your new
windows? The weather in the Scottsdale 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 .
- What is available in terms of color and hardware options? Color options can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Scottsdale home. Some window
companies offer few exterior color to pick from. Identify what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. Don’t
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware 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 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 Scottsdale area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 480-296-2022.