Posted 21 August 2017
While shopping for new windows in Bolingbrook, IL, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of options currently found on the market. While an abundance of choices can be viewed as a good thing for homeowners, it can also make the buying process daunting and a bit confusing. The good news is the more you know about windows, the easier it is to find the right fit for your home. To assist you with the buying process we have put together a short list of our five favorite industry tips to get the ball rolling.
#1 There’s More to a Window Than You Think
If it’s your first time shopping for windows you may think there isn’t much to it. However, it’s important to know that not all windows are created equal, and there is something about a window you can’t tell just by looking at it. The solution? Always check the label. Similar to choosing food at the grocery store, a window’s label holds all the information you need from its u-factor to which qualifications it’s obtained.
#2 Know Your Window Goals
Yes, we said it. At Dilworth Windows and Doors we believe you should have high expectations for your windows, and even go as far as setting goals for them. By knowing what you expect from your windows, it will be easier to narrow down your options. For example, you may be looking for windows that will help reduce your monthly energy bills, will bring more light into your home, or will simply increase the security of your household.
#3 Always Keep Your Exterior in Mind
It’s common for homeowners to focus so much on how their new windows will go with their home’s interior, that they completely forget about their exterior elements. There are many window styles that open upward or outward, so it’s important to take into consideration factors such as pathways, outdoor furniture or plants that you won’t want to obstruct with an open window.
#4 Price Isn’t Everything
While it may be easy to assume that a window with a higher price tag is worth more than one that costs less, this isn’t always the case when it comes to windows. Often a window will be expensive simply due to its aesthetic appeal or a current design trend. However, there are plenty of windows on the market with both an economical price tag and numerous benefits.
#5 Always Remember Your Resale Value
If you plan on reselling your home in the future, then every home improvement project should work towards that end goal. We suggest speaking with real estate agent or visiting open houses to find out which windows are considered standard in your area.
The best way to receive all of our industry tips is to work with an industry expert. Give us a call or stop by Dilworth Windows and Doors Inc. today to speak with one of our window experts. Just dial (630 )960-4300 or stop by our showroom located at 223 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559 to view our quality window options.