When shopping for windows for your restoration or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of
choices, ponder these facts:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Edmonton area home.
- The windows you pick can make a drastic
difference in your home’s energy bills.
- The material and
durability of your windows can have a significant
impact on the long-term value of your Edmonton area
home if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to research the style and function choices available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for decades.
What questions should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Edmonton home?
- What do they look
Consider the fact that you are going to view your replacement
windows most often from the
interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Observe your current windows or opening
from inside and study the view
carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or
sliding) work with your home’s interior? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And don’t forget to stand
outside from many viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the look of your Edmonton
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the statistics
relating to your windows that influence their energy
Specifics to consider are U-values and
Low-E insulating glass with argon windows,
and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values measure
the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify efficiency
ratings beforehand to help bring
down heating and cooling costs and receive the most value for your investment.
- Is it
convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing your
vehicle, it is important to try
out the functionally of any
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Will the window be easy
to clean? Does 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, be certain 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
- How easy
is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Edmonton 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 increases the overall appeal of your Edmonton home. Some window producers offer limited exterior color options. Identify what color schemes are in place for the windows
you want. Don’t
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- How much will you pay? Quality
windows come at a price. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy.
A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Edmonton area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 780-439-9344.