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Looking for New Windows in Your El Paso, Texas Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Looking for New Windows in Your El Paso, Texas Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

When shopping for 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, ponder these facts:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your El Paso area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a drastic difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The quality of your windows can have a positive cost impact on the overall value of your El Paso area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to investigate the style and function selections available, you will be happy with your purchase and love the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for years to come.

What items should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your El Paso home?

  • How will my new windows look? Consider the fact that you are going to look through your replacement windows most often from the interior of your house, not standing outside of it. Picture things in your mind from inside and study the view carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or sliding) work with your home’s current style? Will you be able to easily open the window for cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and afternoon? And don’t forget to stand outside from multiple viewing positions to properly judge if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the fascia of your El Paso home.
  • How energy efficient are the windows? Understand the statistics relating to your windows that relate to 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 ratings of efficiency before you purchase a window to help lower heating and cooling costs and maximize your investment.
  • Is it convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating any window before you settle on one. Is it easy to open and close the window? Will the window be easy to clean? 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 exit from the home during emergency situations in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
  • What is the installation process? Installing your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or calls for 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.
  • How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the El Paso area changes often. Wind, rain, sun and snow can have a negative impact on the appearance of the glass, especially on low quality 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 choices do you have for color or hardware? Color selection reflects your style and increases the overall appeal of your El Paso home. Some window companies offer a small selection of exterior color options. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows you may purchase. In addition, there are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware 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 cheapest windows may not be your best buy. Windows are an investment in your property. The type of window you select should be based more on performance than on price.

We urge you to visit Pella at the El Paso area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 915-833-3066.

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