It finally happened! A glass shattered or a window frame in your Bellevue home is damaged beyond repair and now you have to shop for a replacement window. The good news is, the market has never offered more features, materials, styles, and technology. The bad news is, all of those choices can quickly become daunting. We’d hate to add any pressure, but each of these decisions plays a vital role in the window quality you end up with. To help you find the best windows for your home, we’ve put together a short list of our 5 favorite insider tips.
#1 There is a WIDE Range of Windows
If you’ve never gone shopping for replacement windows before, you may be surprised to find just how different two windows can be. Despite how they may appear, all of the important information about your windows can be found on the label. Don’t be afraid to compare window labels. Check the window’s U-Factor and see which windows are ENERGY STAR preferred before settling on one.
#2 Always Know Your Window Goals
Yes, you read that correctly, window “goals”. It’s important to have high expectations of your windows and know exactly what you want them to do for your home. For example, you may want replacement windows that will help reduce your energy bill, or maybe you’re looking for replacement windows that will simply allow more light to enter your home. Perhaps you’re looking to block out excess noise or have other aspirations. The more specific you get about your goals, the easier it will be to find a window to fulfill them.
#3 Keep Your Exterior in Mind
Every window style has its own unique way of opening or sliding, which is why it’s so important to keep your homes’ exterior in mind. Pay attention to outside paths, shrubbery, seating areas or anything you wouldn’t want your windows obstructing while opened.
#4 The Price Tag Isn’t Everything
While shopping for a nice watch or a luxury car, a high price tag usually indicates a quality product. However, when it comes to shopping for replacement windows, that isn’t always the case. Some replacement windows will hold a higher price tag simply due to aesthetic appeal or a current design trend, while other windows, like vinyl, hold a low price tag, but offer even more benefits.
#5 Always Consider Your Real Estate Value
It can be tempting to use this as an opportunity to let your creative designer side out, however, if you plan on selling your home in the near future, you may want to reel it in a bit. When selling your home, every detail plays into the final resale value of your home, which is why we suggest speaking with a real estate agent or visiting a local open house to find out what type of windows are considered standard in your area.
Want more tips on finding the best Bellevue, WA replacement windows supplier? Stop by Signature Windows today or give us a call to speak to one of our window experts. Just dial give us a call at 253-887- 7792 or stop by our showroom floor located at 1604 15th St. SW #110 Auburn, WA 98001.