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, ponder these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior appearance of your
Portsmouth area home.
- Your window choice can make a drastic
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The construction of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the resale value of your Portsmouth area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for years to come.
What questions should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Portsmouth 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. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current
style? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through
the window? And don’t forget to stand
outside from many viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the architecture of your Portsmouth
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Get the facts
relating to your windows that relate to their energy
Topics 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 your estimated energy savings before
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of your choice of
window before you choose one.
Is it easy to open and close the
window? Will the window be easy
to clean? Can the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings undisturbed? If the window will be an emergency
in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? Installing your windows is either added
into 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
- How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Portsmouth 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 is available in terms of color and hardware options? The
color you select can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Portsmouth home. Some manufacturers offer a small
selection of exterior color to pick from. Figure
out what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. Also, that latches and handles
complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- How much will you pay? Quality
windows come at a price. The least expensive 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 urge you to visit Pella at the Portsmouth area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 603-945-0181.