What’s In Your Window?

(ARA) – When building a new home or updating an existing space, homeowners can become overwhelmed with choices and decisions. From electrical outlet locations to countertop colors to ceiling heights – each decision seems monumental. But if you plan to be in the home long-term, then the agonizing is likely worth it to have exactly what you want and where you want it in your home.

Every opening will make a style statement that is either in sync or in conflict with the rest of the look, feel and tone of the home. It’s important to maintain a cohesive interior and exterior. That’s why window and door decisions rank right up there with paint color and countertop choices on importance when it’s time to make buying decisions.

“Windows and doors are seen from both the interior and exterior of a home, so they make a significant impact on the home’s style and overall value,” says Pella window expert Kathy Krafka Harkema. “When purchasing windows, consider the practical elements of quality, value, ease of maintenance and energy efficiency, and also style elements such as color, grille patterns, potential window treatments and hardware options to get the most from your investment.”

Pella Windows & Doors provides these considerations for achieving the style statement and overall value you’re seeking:

Old world charm – Are you in the market for windows that mimic the look of yesteryear? Many consumers build new homes to take on the look of an older, traditional home. Or, perhaps you’re remodeling an older home and want to maintain its architectural integrity. In either scenario a new window with old world charm would be an optimal solution. Pella’s Architect Series windows and patio doors offer the look of true divided light and energy efficiency. With its patented Integral Light Technology, grilles are permanently bonded to the inside and outside of energy efficient insulating glass.

Sleek and sassy – Some people prefer a sleek, minimalist design to keep their windows looking great without all the fuss. Cordless designs on shades and blinds are very popular right now. Pella takes the idea one step further with blinds or shades protected between panes of glass. This option works especially well in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms to keep the room cleaner since blinds and shades are protected from dust between panes of glass. Pella’s innovation also helps keep clutter to a minimum without dangling cords or blinds banging against a door as it opens and closes. Pella’s Designer Series windows and doors offer 25 popular blind or shade color options and new decorative panels that hang between the glass for versatile, changeable window treatments.

Value-conscious considerations – For some consumers, the buying decision on windows boils down to pure price. Fortunately there are stylish yet economical options in the market. Pella’s ProLine window offers many popular premium choices such as convenient pre-finished white interiors and grilles-between-the-glass. Plus, like most Pella windows, ProLine products with Low-E insulating glass have earned the ENERGY STAR.

Resilient to extremes – If you live in a region where extreme temperatures are the norm, then you’ll need a window to match the mood swings of Mother Nature. Fiberglass is an excellent material for extreme heat or cold because it doesn’t expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall. Pella Impervia fiberglass composite windows and patio doors are more durable than aluminum, yet offer the thermal efficiency of wood. Plus they’re available in popular color choices such as white, tan and brown to complement the colors of your home.

Mr. Popularity – Vinyl remains a popular choice for windows because of the no-hassle approach to maintaining the look. The beauty of vinyl is its energy efficiency, clean lines and low maintenance – qualities that make it a natural fit for new home construction or renovation projects. ThermaStar by Pella, Pella’s vinyl window product, brings all of these qualities to consumers and is backed by a company with a reputation for quality and innovation.

The final touch for the first impression – Entry doors and storm doors make an important introductory statement about the style of your home. A quality door is a good indicator of what lies ahead. Entry doors don’t have to break the budget. A variety of steel and fiberglass options are available with finishes that create the look of wood without the added maintenance. Plus adding a storm door can quickly pay for itself by reducing energy loss by up to 45 percent while also making a spectacular style statement. See Pella’s new Expressions Glass storm doors at Lowe’s or your nearest Pella Window & Door Store for ideas on a one-of-a-kind look that will create a lasting impression at your doorstep.

For more information on how you can improve your existing home, or ideas for a new home, contact a local Pella Window & Door store expert by calling (888) 847-3552 (84-PELLA) or logging on to www.pella.com.

Courtesy of ARA Content