As you start shopping, consider these five things to help you focus your window search and find the windows that are right for your project.
One of the most important things to consider when selecting the right window for your home is your lifestyle. Keep the people, places and things in your life in mind as you shop for windows. Think about the rooms your new or replacement windows are going into and how those spaces function. Will you need to keep blinds and shades out of reach of little hands or paws? If so, you might want to consider product lines that offer between-the-glass blinds and shades options.
Until you have a particular product and installation method in mind, it’s hard to estimate the total cost of your window project. Factors like window materials, the size of windows and additional features and options all play a factor in determining the cost of a new or replacement window. When you’re ready to start planning your budget, schedule a free in-home consultation to get a better idea of what a new window will cost. And always remember to ask about special financing offers or seasonal promotions that can help you save.
3. Window Materials
The type of material you want for your new or replacement windows is another important consideration during the window shopping process. Each material offers different benefits as well as features and options. Pella Windows and Doors has several window product lines that each offer windows in one three popular materials.
- Wood windows are available in Pella® Reserve™, Pella® Architect Series and Pella® Lifestyle Series. Wood creates a warm, natural look and can be stained or painted in a color that complements the style of your home.
- Fiberglass windows are available in the Pella® Impervia® product line. Our proprietary fiberglass delivers unmatched strength and lasting durability.9 It’s a thermoset material, meaning it won’t melt or breakdown when exposed to environmental temperature swings.
- Vinyl windows are available in the Pella® 250 Series, Encompass by Pella®, Pella Hurricane Shield Series and Pella Defender Series product lines. Vinyl is an energy-efficient material that offers affordable quality at a budget-friendly price point.
4. Window Types
Choose the window type and material that best suits your style and your home. Pella Windows and Doors offers six different window types including awning, casement, sliding, bay and bow as well as single- and double-hung windows, all of which are available in a range of standard sizes. Don’t see an option that quite meets your needs? Custom windows, including picture windows and special shape windows are also available.
5. Window Features and Options
You can customize your window with options that bring added beauty and enhanced performance. With Pella® Insynctive Technology, you can automate your between-the-glass blinds or shades or remotely check on the security of your windows from the convenience of your smartphone. Consider how different window colors and finishes will look in your home or play up a particular style with on-trend brass, nickel or matte black hardware. Select grille patterns that complement the architecture of your home and glass options that enhance overall energy efficiency.