When purchasing windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, consider these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Boise area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a positive
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The material and
durability of your windows can have a positive cost
impact on the long-term value of your Boise area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to research the style and function selections available, you will be pleased with your purchase and love the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for many years.
What factors should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Boise home?
- How will my new windows look?
Consider the fact that you 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; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current
style? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and
afternoon? And don’t neglect to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to properly
judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the overall façade of your Boise
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Learn the data
relating to your windows that influence their energy
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 efficiency
ratings as you conduct your research to help lower heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
- Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to try
out the functionally of any
window before you buy it.
Is it easy to open and close the
window? 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 blinds
or shades undisturbed? If the window will be an emergency
in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and provides an adequately-sized opening.
- What is the installation process? The installation of your windows is either added
into the overall purchase price or requires
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 Boise area changes often. Outdoor elements such as wind, rain and
snow can impact the appearance of your windows. 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 enhances the overall appeal of your Boise home. Some window producers offer limited exterior color to pick from. Determine what color schemes 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 faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- What is the price? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to
many products, and windows are no exception. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We invite you to visit Pella at the Boise area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 208-373-0002.