When purchasing windows for your restoration or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, think about these facts:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Gaithersburg area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a measureable
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The construction of your windows can have a significant
impact on the long-term value of your Gaithersburg area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function selections available, you will be happy with your purchase and enjoy the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for decades.
What questions should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Gaithersburg home?
- How will my new windows look?
Consider the fact that your
family and guests are going to look through your replacement
windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s current
style? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And don’t neglect to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Gaithersburg
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Understand the facts
relating to your windows that relate to their energy
Items 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. Compare your estimated energy savings as you conduct your research to help bring
down heating and cooling spending and make the
most of your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to open and close any
window before you buy it.
Does the window open and close smoothly? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Does the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations
in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
- How will you install the windows? Installation
of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or calls for
a third-party 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 easy
is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Gaithersburg area can
be unpredictable. Outdoor elements such as wind, rain and
snow can impact the appearance of your windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
- What color
and hardware options are available? The
color you select can reflect your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Gaithersburg home. Some manufacturers offer few exterior color to pick from. Identify what limitations are in place for the windows
you may purchase. In addition, there
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- What is the price? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. The least expensive 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 Gaithersburg area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 202-594-3979.