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:
- Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your
Haverhill area home.
- Your window choice can make a positive
difference in your overall level of comfort and energy
- The quality of your windows can have a significant
impact on the resale value of your Haverhill area
house if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to explore the style and function choices available, you will be delighted with your purchase and enjoy the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for years to come.
What questions should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Haverhill home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Don’t forget 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. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s interior? Can you reach the window in
order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through
the window? And don’t forget to stand
outside from many viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering complements
with the fascia of your Haverhill
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Learn the facts
relating to your windows that impact their energy
Items to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values identify
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Compare your estimated energy savings before
you purchase a window to help lower heating and cooling spending and receive the most value for your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to test operating your choice of
window before you choose one.
Does the window open and close smoothly? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Will the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds
or shades undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations
in case of fire, make sure it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? The installation of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or calls for
an outside 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
- Is it easy to clean and maintain your new
windows? The weather in the Haverhill 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 for an easier way of
keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
- What is available in terms of color and hardware options? Color selection reflects your style and adds
to the overall appeal of your Haverhill home. Some window producers offer a small
selection of exterior color choices. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows
you want. Also, that latches and handles
complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- What is the price? Quality
windows come at a price. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We invite you to visit Pella at the Haverhill area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 978-291-7441.