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Looking for New Windows in Your Providence, Massachusetts Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When buying windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior appearance of your Providence area home.
  2. Your window choice 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 long-term value of your Providence area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to explore the style and function options available, you will be delighted with your purchase and love the pleasure of gazing through your new windows for many years.

What questions should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Providence home?

  • What do they look like? Don’t forget that you are going to see 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; will the type of window and color fit with your home’s décor? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? Can light flow into the home? And remember to stand outside from multiple viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the overall façade of your Providence home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Understand the facts relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. Specifics 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. Check efficiency ratings before you purchase a window to help bring down heating and cooling costs and make the most of your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating a window before you choose one. Can you open or shut the window easily? 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 coverings undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit 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 a third-party 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 Providence area varies 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 color and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and adds to the overall appeal of your Providence home. Some window producers offer few exterior color to pick from. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows you want. In addition, there are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and cabinetry.
  • How much will you pay? The old saying “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The cheapest windows may not be your best buy. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We urge you to visit Pella at the Providence area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 508-413-3004.