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Looking for New Windows in Your Southern Pines, NC Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When buying windows for your restoration or new construction project, you obviously want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, ponder these facts:

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior character of your Southern Pines area home.
  2. Your window choice can make a drastic difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. The construction of your windows can have a positive cost impact on the long-term value of your Southern Pines area house if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to investigate the style and function options available, you will be happy with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for years to come.

What areas should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Southern Pines home?

  • What do they look like? Don’t forget that your family and guests are going to view your replacement windows most often from in the home, not 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? 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 several different viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering complements with the overall façade of your Southern Pines home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Get the facts relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. Items 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 ratings beforehand to help lower heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing your vehicle, it is important to test operating a window before you choose one. Is it easy to open and close the window? Will the window be easy to clean? Can the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments 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.
  • Who will install the windows? The installation of your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or calls for an independent 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 Southern Pines 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 .
  • What is available in terms of color and hardware options? Color options can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Southern Pines home. Some manufacturers offer a small selection of exterior color choices. Identify what restrictions are in place for the windows you may purchase. Don’t forget, 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.
  • How much does a quality window cost? Quality windows come at a price. 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 Southern Pines area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 910-444-0729.