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Looking for New Windows in Your Sunset Hills, MO Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When buying windows for your restoration or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you evaluate your options, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior appearance of your Sunset Hills area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a drastic difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The material and durability of your windows can have a significant impact on the overall value of your Sunset Hills area residence if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to research the style and function choices available, you will be pleased with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for years to come.

What areas should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Sunset Hills home?

  • What do they look like? Remember that you are going to view your replacement windows most often from the interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Stand inside and study the view carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or sliding) work with your home’s décor? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and afternoon? And remember to stand outside from many viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering works with the look of your Sunset Hills home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Learn the statistics relating to your windows that relate to their energy efficiency. Among the issues 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. Compare your estimated energy savings before you purchase a window to help lower heating and cooling spending and make the most of your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to test operating any window before you choose one. Can you open or shut the window easily? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Can the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings 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.
  • How will you install the windows? Installing your windows is either added into the overall purchase price or involves 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 windows.
  • Is it easy to clean and maintain your new windows? The weather in the Sunset Hills area can be unpredictable. 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 increases the overall appeal of your Sunset Hills home. Some window producers offer few exterior color options. Determine what limitations are in place for the windows you may purchase. Also, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware options in your home, such as cabinetry hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
  • How much will you pay? Quality windows come at a price. The lowest priced windows may not be your best buy. Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only factor.

We invite you to visit Pella at the Sunset Hills area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at (314) 207-0622.