When shopping for 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, consider these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior appearance of your
Falls Church area home.
- The windows you pick can make a measureable
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The material and
durability of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the long-term value of your Falls Church 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 enjoy the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for many years.
What areas should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Falls Church 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 inside of your home, not the outside. Picture things in your mind from 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 remember to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering complements
with the overall façade of your Falls Church
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the data
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Specifics to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values identify
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify ratings of efficiency before
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating a
window before you choose one.
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 treatments undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit
in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? Installation
of your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or involves
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 Falls Church area can
be unpredictable. Wind, rain, sun and snow can have
a negative impact on the appearance of the glass, especially on low quality
windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
- What choices do you have for color or
hardware? Color options can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Falls Church home. Some window
companies offer limited exterior color choices. Figure
out what color schemes are in place for the windows
you are considering. Don’t
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
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.
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 Falls Church area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 301-354-3689.