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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we understand the significant difference windows can make in our homes, but we don’t always know which window selection will give our home the most transformative effect. If you are starting the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some critical questions to consider.

The ideal 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 create a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, increased light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. No matter the reason, after determining your key reasons for replacing, the process of selecting replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While several types of windows offer a variety of 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 contribute to these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the position of the windows in your house, certain areas of your home may also be habitually warmer or cooler, which is all critical to know if energy efficiency is vital 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 speed up the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your favored style, finding pictures or examples of looks that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your house.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Thinking about the future of the space you are replacing windows in is important in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help influence the functionality of the windows you choose. You may be planning 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 specifics for new windows, while remaining open to other possibilities within your specifications. Planning at the beginning and asking yourself the important questions can result in the best 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 563-202-8576 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.