When buying windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, think about these facts:
- Windows can
impact the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Fargo area home.
- The type of
windows you select can make a drastic
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 overall value of your Fargo area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to review the style and function choices available, you will be delighted with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for decades.
What areas should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Fargo home?
- How will my new windows look?
Consider the fact that you are going to look through your replacement
windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view
carefully; will the
type of window and color fit with your home’s current
style? Will you be
able to easily open the window for cleaning? Can light flow
into the home? And remember to stand
outside from several different viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering works
with the architecture of your Fargo
- How much expected energy savings can I expect with these
windows? Learn the data
relating to your windows that impact their energy
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. Identify efficiency
you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling costs and receive the most value for your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating your choice of
window before you decide to purchase it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Does the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments 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 blended with 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
- How easy
is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Fargo 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 in order for you to easily clean your windows
and allow them to look great for many years to come.
- What color
and hardware options are available? Color selection reflects your style and increases the overall appeal of your Fargo home. Some window producers offer few exterior color choices. Figure
out what color schemes are in place for the windows
you may purchase. In addition, 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.
- 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.
Shop around and compare. Price should be a factor, but not the only
We encourage you to visit Pella at the Fargo area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 701-281-1390.