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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 may not know which window selection will offer our home the most transformative effect. If you are beginning the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some important questions to think about.

The most appropriate place to begin in the window replacement process is identifying your goals for the aesthetic of your home 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, improved light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. No matter the reason, after determining your core reasons for replacing, the process of choosing 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 impact efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window assist in these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the placement of the windows in your house, some areas of your home may also be traditionally warmer or cooler, which is all good to know if energy efficiency is significant to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and acknowledging your preferences is a quick way to eliminate certain styles of windows and quicken the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your desired 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 space.
  • 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 intend for more light in this area or greater privacy in the future, making this the ideal opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down essentials for new windows, while remaining open to alternative 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 equipped to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at 309-663-7132 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.

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