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Looking for New Windows in Your Petoskey, MI 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 most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of choices, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can impact the interior and exterior character of your Petoskey area home.
  2. Your window choice can make a measureable difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. The material and durability of your windows can have a healthy impact on the overall value of your Petoskey area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to research the style and function selections available, you will be pleased with your purchase and love the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for years to come.

What items should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Petoskey home?

  • What do they look like? Don’t forget that you’re going to see your replacement windows most often from in the home, not outside of it. Observe your current windows or opening from inside and study the view carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current style? 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 determine if the style of replacement window you are considering complements with the look of your Petoskey home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Understand 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 grade 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 receive the most value for your investment.
  • Is it convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing your vehicle, it is important to test operating your choice of window before you decide to purchase it. Does the window open and close smoothly? 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 blinds or shades undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
  • How will you install the windows? The installation of your windows is either added into the overall purchase price or involves 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 windows.
  • Is it easy to clean and maintain your new windows? The weather in the Petoskey area varies often. 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 color and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and adds to the overall appeal of your Petoskey home. Some window companies offer a small selection of exterior color choices. Figure out what restrictions are in place for the windows you are considering. In addition, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and cabinetry.
  • How much does a quality window cost? Quality windows come at a price. The lowest priced windows may not be your best buy. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We invite you to visit Pella at the Petoskey area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 231-622-4417.