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

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When shopping for windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of choices, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior character of your Bloomington area home.
  2. The type of windows you select can make a significant difference in your home’s energy bills.
  3. The quality of your windows can have a significant impact on the long-term value of your Bloomington area home if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to investigate the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of looking through your new windows for decades.

What factors should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Bloomington home?

  • How will my new windows look? Remember that your family and guests are going to view your replacement windows most often from in the home, not outside of it. Observe your current windows or opening from inside and study the view carefully; will the type of window and color fit with your home’s current style? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through the window? And don’t forget to stand outside from several different viewing positions to properly judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the look of your Bloomington home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Learn the data relating to your windows that relate to their energy efficiency. Topics to consider are U-values and Low-E insulating glass with argon windows, and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values grade the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Check efficiency ratings before you purchase a window to help bring down heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing your vehicle, it is important to open and close your choice of window before you buy it. Can you open or shut the window easily? How much effort does it take to clean the window? Will the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
  • What is the installation process? The installation of your windows is either added into the overall purchase price or involves a third-party 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 easy is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Bloomington area varies often. Wind, rain, sun and snow can have a negative impact on the appearance of the glass, especially on low quality windows. 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 Bloomington home. Some window companies offer few exterior color to pick from. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows you may purchase. In addition, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware options in your home, such as cabinets, faucets and even appliances.
  • What is the price? Quality windows come at a price. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy. Windows are an investment in your property. The type of window you select should be based more on performance than on price.

We invite you to visit Pella at the Bloomington area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 309-663-7132.