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

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

When purchasing windows for your restoration or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, ponder these facts:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior appearance of your Norwalk area home.
  2. The type of windows you select can make a significant difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. The quality of your windows can have a positive cost impact on the resale value of your Norwalk area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to explore the style and function selections available, you will be pleased with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for many years.

What factors should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Norwalk home?

  • Will my new windows look good on my house? Consider the fact that you’re going to look through your replacement windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. 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 interior? Will you be able to easily open the window for cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and afternoon? And don’t neglect to stand outside from multiple viewing positions to properly judge if the style of replacement window you are considering works with the overall façade of your Norwalk home.
  • What is the energy efficiency rating of the windows I am considering? Understand the facts relating to your windows that relate to their energy efficiency. Specifics to consider are U-values and Low-E insulating glass with argon windows, and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values measure the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify ratings of efficiency beforehand to help reduce heating and cooling expenses and make the most of your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to test operating any window before you settle on one. Does the window open and close smoothly? Will the window be easy to clean? Will the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings 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 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 windows.
  • How easy is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Norwalk area changes often. 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 for an easier way of keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
  • What color and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and enhances the overall appeal of your Norwalk home. Some window companies offer a small selection of exterior color choices. Identify what limitations are in place for the windows you want. Don’t forget, 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? Quality windows come at a price. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We encourage you to visit Pella at the Norwalk area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 203-663-3778.

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