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:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior character of your
Petoskey area home.
- Your window choice can make a measureable
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- 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
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
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Understand 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 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 included with 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
- 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 choices do you have for color or
hardware? 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
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
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.