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Looking for New Windows in Your Falls Church, VA Home? Pella has Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

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When shopping for windows for your remodeling or new construction project, you most likely want to choose the best windows for your project and budget. ponder the number of choices, consider these facts:

  1. Windows can dramatically change the interior and exterior appearance of your Falls Church area home.
  2. The windows you pick can make a measureable difference in your home’s comfort level and energy costs.
  3. The material and durability of your windows can have a positive cost impact on the long-term value of your Falls Church area residence if or when you decide to sell.

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

What areas should you think about when purchasing replacement windows for your Falls Church home?

  • Will my new windows look good on my house? Consider the fact that you’re going to view 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 current style? Is the window accessible for regular cleaning? How does the sunlight appear during the morning and afternoon? And remember to stand outside from several different viewing positions to determine if the style of replacement window you are considering complements with the overall façade of your Falls Church home.
  • How much expected energy savings can I expect with these windows? Get the data relating to your windows that influence their energy efficiency. Specifics 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 ratings of efficiency before you purchase a window to help reduce heating and cooling spending and make the most of your investment.
  • Is it convenient to operate the windows? Just like purchasing a car, it is important to test operating a window before you choose one. Is it easy to open and close the window? Is the window accessible enough to clean inside and out? Does the window hardware (or the crank handle) fold away in order to leave window treatments undisturbed? If the window will be a means of exit in case of fire, confirm that it opens easily and offers an adequately-sized opening.
  • Who will install the windows? Installation of your windows is either blended with the overall purchase price or involves 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.
  • Is it easy to clean and maintain your new windows? The weather in the Falls Church area can be unpredictable. 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 Falls Church home. Some window companies offer limited exterior color choices. Figure out what color schemes are in place for the windows you are considering. Don’t forget, there are plenty of option to coordinate window hardware with other hardware options in your home, such as faucets, door knobs, hinges, and cabinetry.
  • How much does a quality window cost? The philosophy ”you get what you pay for” applies to many products, and windows are no exception. The lowest priced 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 Falls Church area Showroom to learn more about your choices, or give us a call at 703-537-5697.