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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

As homeowners, we are aware of the significant difference windows can make in our homes, but we don’t always know which window selection will provide our home the most transformative effect. If you are initiating the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some important questions to consider.

The most appropriate place to begin in the window replacement process is determining your goals for the aesthetic of your house and what aspects are most important to you in the transition:

  • Why are you replacing windows? This question could produce a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, better light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. Whatever the reason, after determining your main reasons for replacing, the process of choosing replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While many types of windows offer a variety of benefits for your home’s overall energy efficiency, there are other factors that affect efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window help with these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the location of the windows in your house, certain areas of your home may also be traditionally warmer or cooler, which is all critical to know if energy efficiency is vital to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and recognizing your preferences is an easy way to eliminate certain styles of windows and speed up the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your desired style, finding pictures or examples of styles that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your home.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Considering the future of the space you are replacing windows in is important in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help influence the functionality of the windows you choose. You may be planning for more light in this area or greater privacy in the future, making this the appropriate opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down specifics for new windows, while remaining open to all the possibilities within your specifications. Planning ahead and asking yourself the important questions can result in the best replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are equipped to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at 203-663-3778 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.

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