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Looking for New Windows in Your Woburn, MA Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When purchasing windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, ponder these facts:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your Woburn area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a measureable difference in your home’s energy bills.
  3. The material and durability of your windows can have a significant impact on the long-term value of your Woburn area home if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to review the style and function choices available, you will be happy with your purchase and appreciate 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 Woburn home?

  • How will my new windows look? Remember that you are going to look through your replacement windows most often from the interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Observe your current windows or opening from inside and study the view carefully; will the type of window and color fit 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 remember to stand outside from multiple viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the look of your Woburn home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Learn the facts relating to your windows that impact their energy efficiency. Among the issues 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. Check ratings of efficiency beforehand to help reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating 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? Will the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations in case of fire, make sure 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 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 windows.
  • Is it easy to clean and maintain your new windows? The weather in the Woburn 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 for an easier way of keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
  • What choices do you have for color or hardware? The color you select can reflect your style and adds to the overall appeal of your Woburn home. Some window producers offer few exterior color choices. Identify what color schemes are in place for the windows you may purchase. Also, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate 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 least expensive windows may not be your best buy. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We encourage you to visit Pella at the Woburn area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 781-209-6814.