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:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior appearance of your
Norwalk area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a significant
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- 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
- What is the energy
efficiency rating of the windows I am considering? Understand the facts
relating to your windows that relate to their energy
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
- 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
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? 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
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.