5 Tips for Choosing the Right Window

Window shopping? Here's what you need to know before you begin.

Windows play an important role in making every day a little brighter and more comfortable. As you start shopping, consider these five things to help you focus your search:

Lifestyle: Keep the people, places and things in your life in mind as you shop for windows. Need to keep blinds and shades out of reach of little hands or paws? Is there a particular view you’d like to preserve or create? And what about climate considerations – does your area experience extreme temperatures?

Budget: When you’re ready to start planning your budget, schedule an in-home consultation to get a better idea of what a new window will cost.

Styles: You’ll be able to choose from styles that include casement, double-hung, bay, bow or more. If you’re not sure which one to choose, don’t worry – an expert can help match you with the right window.

Features and options: You can personalize your window with options that bring added beauty and performance. Try out different stains and finishes, add stylish hardware, or select windows with blinds, shades or grilles tucked between the panes of glass.

Material types: The most popular window options include:

Wood, which creates a warm, natural look and can be stained or painted.

Fiberglass, which is proven to protect your home against extreme heat and cold while offering the look of a painted wood window.

Vinyl, which is energy-efficient and easy on your budget.


Tim Glidden is the General Manager of Retail for Pella Windows and Doors Denver, which sells a variety of energy-efficient windows and doors. Contact him at (303) 350-5617. 

Content for this article provided by Pella Windows.

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