Need New Windows.png

Looking for New Windows in Your Oklahoma City, OK Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Published on

When shopping for windows for your home improvement or new construction project, you naturally want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. As you evaluate your options, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior look and feel of your Oklahoma City area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a positive difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The material and durability of your windows can have a healthy impact on the resale value of your Oklahoma City area home if or when you decide to sell.

If you take the time to review the style and function choices available, you will be delighted with your purchase and enjoy the pleasure of viewing the outside world through your new windows for decades.

What questions should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Oklahoma City home?

  • What do they look like? Remember that you’re going to see your replacement windows most often from the inside of your home, not the outside. Stand inside and study the view carefully; is the color, style and type of window suitable with your home’s current style? Can you reach the window in order to clean it or utilize potential accessories? Will I need to control the amount of sunlight shining in through the window? 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 fascia of your Oklahoma City home.
  • What is the energy efficiency rating of the windows I am considering? Learn the statistics relating to your windows that impact their energy efficiency. Among the issues 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 your estimated energy savings before you purchase a window to help bring down heating and cooling costs and receive the most value for your investment.
  • Will your new windows operate as you expect them to? Just like purchasing your vehicle, it is important to try out the functionally of any window before you buy it. Is it easy to open and close the window? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Can the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window blinds or shades undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit 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 added into the overall purchase price or requires 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.
  • How easy is it to clean your new windows? The weather in the Oklahoma City area changes often. Wind, rain, sun and snow can have a negative impact on the appearance of the glass, especially on low quality windows. Consider low-maintenance options like aluminum cladding or in-between-the-glass grilles .
  • What choices do you have for color or hardware? Color options can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Oklahoma City home. Some window companies offer limited exterior color options. Determine what color schemes are in place for the windows you are considering. Don’t forget, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and cabinetry.
  • How much will you pay? The old saying “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The least expensive windows may not be your best buy. Windows are an investment in your property. The type of window you select should be based more on performance than on price.

We invite you to visit Pella at the Oklahoma City area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at (405) 276-4323.