When buying windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, think about these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your
Tucson area home.
- Your window choice can make a significant
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The construction of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the resale value of your Tucson area
house 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 gazing through your new windows for many years.
What areas should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Tucson home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Consider the fact that you’re going to view your replacement
windows most often from the
interior of your house, not standing 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 décor? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Can light flow
into the home? And remember to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering complements
with the architecture of your Tucson
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Understand the facts
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 grade
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Check ratings of efficiency as you conduct your research to help bring
down heating and cooling costs and maximize your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of a
window before you buy it.
Does the window open and close smoothly? 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, 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 calls for
a third-party 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 Tucson 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 choices do you have for color or
color you select can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Tucson home. Some window
companies offer limited exterior color to pick from. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows
you are considering. Don’t
forget, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware
options in your home, such as cabinetry
hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
much does a quality window cost? 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 invite you to visit Pella at the Tucson area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 520-989-3300.