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Looking for New Windows in Your Gaithersburg, MD Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Looking for New Windows in Your Gaithersburg, MD Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior look and feel of your Gaithersburg area home.
  2. The type of windows you select can make a measureable difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. 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 home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Understand the facts relating to your windows that relate to their energy efficiency. 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 windows.
  • 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 cabinetry.
  • 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 performance.

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.

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