When purchasing windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you make this important decision, consider these facts:
- Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your
Casper area home.
- The windows you pick can make a drastic
difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
- The quality of your windows can have a significant
impact on the resale value of your Casper area
residence if or when you decide to sell.
If you take the time to investigate the style and function options available, you will be pleased with your purchase and appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for decades.
What questions should you consider when purchasing replacement windows for your Casper home?
- Will my new windows look good on my house?
Don’t forget that you’re going to look through your replacement
windows most often from in the home, not
outside of it. Stand inside and study the view
carefully; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or
sliding) work with your home’s décor? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through
the window? And remember to stand
outside from multiple viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering fits
with the architecture of your Casper
- How energy efficient are
the windows? Get the statistics
relating to your windows that relate to their energy
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 reduce heating and cooling expenses and maximize your investment.
- How will my new
windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to open and close any
window before you buy it.
Can you open or shut the window easily? Will the window be easy
to clean? Can the window
hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window coverings undisturbed? If the window will be an exit from the home during emergency situations
in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
- Who will
install the windows? The installation of your windows is either added
into the overall purchase price or involves
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
- How will you maintain your windows? The weather in the Casper 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 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? The
color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Casper home. Some manufacturers offer few exterior color to pick from. Determine what limitations are in place for the windows
you want. Also, there
are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware
options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and
- How much will you pay? 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
We invite you to visit Pella at the Casper area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 307-234-1518.