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:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your
Woburn area home.
- The windows you pick can make a measureable
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- 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
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Learn the facts
relating to your windows that impact their energy
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
- 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
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
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Woburn area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 781-935-4947.