Looking for New Windows in Your Long Island, NY Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Looking for New Windows in Your Long Island, NY Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

When purchasing windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of choices, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can impact the interior and exterior appearance of your Long Island 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 overall value of your Long Island area home if or when you decide to sell.

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

What areas should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Long Island home?

  • What do they look like? Don’t forget that you are going to view 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; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s décor? Can you reach the window in order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and afternoon? And remember to stand outside from many viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the overall façade of your Long Island home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Learn the statistics relating to your windows that relate to their energy efficiency. Topics to consider are U-values and Low-E insulating glass with argon windows, and weatherstripping. For instance, U-values grade the insulating value of windows. The best windows have low U-values to help keep out extreme temperatures. Identify your estimated energy savings beforehand to help reduce heating and cooling spending and maximize your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a new automobile, it is important to open and close your choice of window before you buy it. 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, make sure it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
  • What is the installation process? Installing your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or requires 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 windows.
  • How easy is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Long Island 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 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 options can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Long Island home. Some window companies offer limited exterior color to pick from. Determine what limitations 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 cabinets, faucets and even appliances.
  • How much will you pay? 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. A quality window will be energy efficient and offer years of beauty and performance.

We encourage you to visit Pella at the Long Island area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 516-331-0031.

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