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

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

When buying windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, think about these facts:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior appearance of your Wellesley area home.
  2. The type of windows you select can make a significant difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The quality of your windows can have a healthy impact on the long-term value of your Wellesley area residence if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to explore the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and enjoy the pleasure of looking through your new windows for many years.

What items should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Wellesley home?

  • What do they look like? Remember that your family and guests are going to see your replacement windows most often from the interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or sliding) work with your home’s décor? Can you reach the window in order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Can light flow into the home? And don’t neglect to stand outside from multiple viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the architecture of your Wellesley home.
  • How energy efficient are the windows? Get the data relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. Items 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. Check ratings of efficiency as you conduct your research to help lower heating and cooling costs and make the most of your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to try out the functionally of your choice of window before you choose one. Does the window open and close smoothly? Will the window be easy to clean? 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 emergency exit in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
  • What is the installation process? Installing your windows is either added into 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 will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Wellesley area varies often. The appearance of your windows can be impacted negatively by wind, sun, rain and snow. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
  • What is available in terms of color and hardware options? The color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Wellesley home. Some window producers offer a small selection of exterior color choices. Determine what limitations are in place for the windows you are considering. Don’t forget, there are many window hardware options that should match with other hardware options in your home, such as cabinetry hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
  • What is the price? Quality windows come at a price. 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 Wellesley area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 781-239-1161.

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