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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we understand the substantial difference windows can make in our homes, but we aren’t always sure which window selection will offer our home the most transformative effect. If you are initiating the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some critical questions to think about.

The ideal place to begin in the window replacement process is establishing 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 core reasons for replacing, the process of picking replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While several types of windows offer extensive benefits for your home’s overall energy efficiency, there are other factors that influence efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window contribute to these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the location of the windows in your house, particular areas of your home may also be customarily warmer or cooler, which is all important to know if energy efficiency is significant to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and recognizing your preferences is a quick way to eliminate certain styles of windows and further along the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your desired style, finding pictures or examples of looks that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your house.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Taking into account 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 plan for more light in this area or improved privacy in the future, making this the perfect 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 before you start and asking yourself the important questions can result in the best replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are ready to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at 540-466-1918 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.

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