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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we understand the significant difference windows can make in our homes, but we aren’t always sure 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 good questions to consider.

The best 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 generate a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, increased light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. Whatever the reason, after determining your main reasons for replacing, the process of selecting replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While several 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 position of the windows in your house, certain areas of your home may also be traditionally 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 knowing your preferences is a simple way to eliminate certain styles of windows and speed up the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your preferred style, finding pictures or examples of similar designs 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? Thinking about the future of the space you are replacing windows in is noteworthy in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help determine the functionality of the windows you choose. You may be planning for more light in this area or improved privacy in the future, making this the appropriate opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down necessities for new windows, while remaining open to other possibilities within your specifications. Planning at the beginning and asking yourself the important questions can result in the right replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are available to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at (413) 829-0299 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.