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Questions you should ask yourself when buying replacement windows

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As homeowners, we realize the considerable difference windows can make in our homes, but we don’t always know which window selection will give our home the most transformative effect. If you are beginning the process of replacing windows in your home, these are some important questions to consider.

The best place to begin in the window replacement process is identifying your goals for the aesthetic of your home and what aspects are most important to you in the transition:

  • Why are you replacing windows? This question could produce a series of answers such as a new room design, ease of operation, better light, more protection from the outside elements and so on. Whatever the reason, after determining your key reasons for replacing, the process of choosing replacement windows becomes purposeful.
  • Is energy efficiency a deciding factor? While several types of windows offer a variety of benefits for your home’s overall energy efficiency, there are other factors that impact efficiency in the same way. Would a shading device or overhang outside the window assist in these efforts in addition to the energy-efficient windows? Depending on the placement of the windows in your house, some areas of your home may also be traditionally warmer or cooler, which is all critical to know if energy efficiency is significant to you.
  • What style of window is preferred; traditional or contemporary? Answering this question and knowing your preferences is a quick way to eliminate certain styles of windows and further along the decision process. If you are not sure how to name or describe your preferred style, finding pictures or examples of styles that you like can help the window pros make a recommendation on the right product for your house.
  • What are the long-term plans for this window replacement? Considering the future of the space you are replacing windows in is important in the decision-making process, too. This space, inside or outside, could help influence the functionality of the windows you choose. You may intend for more light in this area or improved privacy in the future, making this the ideal opportunity to consider those options.

These questions should help you narrow down specifics for new windows, while remaining open to all the possibilities within your specifications. Planning before you start and asking yourself the important questions can result in the best replacement windows for your home. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors are available to assist you in finding these ideal windows. Give us a call today at (225) 217-2592 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.