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Looking for New Windows in Your Hanover, MA Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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

  1. Windows can affect the interior and exterior look and feel of your Hanover area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a drastic difference in your overall level of comfort and energy consumption.
  3. The construction of your windows can have a significant impact on the long-term value of your Hanover area house 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 appreciate the pleasure of looking through your new windows for years to come.

What items should you contemplate when purchasing replacement windows for your Hanover home?

  • What do they look like? Consider the fact that your family and guests are going to look through 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; does the style, color and type of opening (crank shaft or sliding) work with your home’s interior? Will you be able to easily open the window for cleaning? Can light flow into the home? And don’t neglect to stand outside from several different viewing positions to evaluate if the style of replacement window you are considering fits with the fascia of your Hanover home.
  • What is the energy efficiency rating of the windows I am considering? Learn the data relating to your windows that impact their energy efficiency. Topics 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. Check efficiency ratings before you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling costs and receive the most value for your investment.
  • How will my new windows function? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating a window before you settle on one. Does the window open and close smoothly? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Will the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be an emergency exit in case of fire, be certain it opens easily and supplies an adequately-sized opening.
  • What is the installation process? The installation of your windows is either included with the overall purchase price or calls for 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 Hanover 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 for an easier way of keeping your windows clean and looking great for years.
  • What choices do you have for color or hardware? The color you select can reflect your style and increases the overall appeal of your Hanover home. Some window producers offer few exterior color options. Determine what restrictions are in place for the windows you want. Also, that latches and handles complement the style of your home and coordinate with other hardware options in your home, such as cabinetry hardware, faucets and other fixtures.
  • How much does a quality window cost? The old saying “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to purchasing quality windows. The cheapest 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 encourage you to visit Pella at the Hanover area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 781-826-8005.