Replacing your windows has many benefits, including updating the look and functionality of your home. But when it comes to home improvements and window replacement, there are so many questions! For example, what are some popular and affordable options for your home? How should you go about choosing a window installer? Here, we discuss some of the most common questions about window replacement for Pittsburgh homes.
Benefits of Window Replacement
There are many reasons people replace their windows. For instance, the windows may be outdated, beyond simple repairs, or no longer function properly. If you feel drafts coming from your windows or your energy bill is going up, it may be time to replace your windows.
Window replacement can help with all of these things. It can add functionality to your home, increase energy efficiency, and add to the visual appeal of the interior and exterior of your home.
For example, our team did a window replacement in Landsdale, PA, and was able to help the homeowners reach their goals of improving their home’s energy efficiency while updating its look and feel. We installed white double-hung windows on this brick home that maintained the traditional look and blended into the home’s exterior beautifully. The new windows also provided better functionality, making the windows easier to use, as well as allowing fresh air to circulate throughout the house.
Pella Window Replacement Options
At Pella, we are here to help you with all your window replacement needs. For example, we offer a variety of products to make your window-shopping experience great and help you get the window features and style you want without breaking the bank. For example, our 250 Series vinyl windows offer affordability without sacrificing style and strength. Our vinyl windows are also ENERGY STAR certified and will help improve your home’s energy efficiency.
This Woodbury, NJ, homeowner wanted to replace their windows to improve their energy efficiency. They chose Pella vinyl products. The new windows also updated the aesthetic of the home’s exterior. Our Pella expert installers then went one step further and replaced the old shutters with new ones that better reflected the home's color scheme. Overall, the new vinyl windows helped the performance and style of this 1950’s home.
We continue to help homeowners create energy-efficient and sustainable living spaces. The multiple insulating frame chambers and exclusive weather-repel system on our vinyl window products aid in delivering amazing energy efficiency while also channeling water away from the home.
To improve the energy efficiency of your windows further, you can add our optional foam insulation and triple-pane glass. Adding triple-pane glass can also improve noise reduction, perfect for bedrooms and nurseries.
At Pella, we have an exclusive vinyl formula that makes window frames excellent against weathering and have great color retention. Our 250 Series vinyl windows feature multi-chambered frames and reinforced sashes that create a stronger, more durable vinyl window that resists warping and twisting.
Affordable Double-Hung and Awning Windows: A Popular Choice
Two popular window choices for homes are double-hung and awning windows. Each comes with its own set of benefits and is available in our 250 Series vinyl line.
Double-hung windows are among the most popular windows found on homes across America. These windows are made up of two operable sashes that slide vertically. You can open the window by raising the bottom sash or lowering the top sash. The two operable sashes create improved airflow and provide more ventilation than a single-hung window where only the bottom sash is operable. Another great benefit of this type of window is that it is one of the easiest windows to clean. Simply tilt in the sashes and you have easy access to the exterior of your window to clean to glass for sparkling views of the outdoors. Double-hung windows offer curb appeal and style that will last for years, and they complement a variety of home styles.
For example, we updated the look of a Harleysville, PA home by installing new vinyl double-hung windows. Another change made to the windows to modernize the look of the home was the addition of prairie grilles to the new double-hung windows.
Another great feature that our 250 Series vinyl windows now offer is our exclusive hidden screen. This screen innovation appears when you open your Pella double-hung window and folds away when the window is closed. The screen is long-lasting and is made of durable screen cloth. Adding a screen to your windows adds air circulation without letting in insects. The hidden screen is perfect for getting rid of the need to store your screens separately.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outwards from the bottom with a crank operation to let air in. These windows give you great versatility in their placement. For example, they can be placed higher on the wall to allow for privacy. Another great aspect of these homes is that they work well in combination with other windows. For example, you can put them above or below a stationary window. Awning windows also work nicely in hard-to-reach areas like above the kitchen sink or above a door. Overall, awning windows provide amazing natural lighting and ventilation.
We offer a variety of options for your window replacement needs. Installing classic window styles like double-hung and awning windows can help you reach your goals of added curb appeal, ventilation, and natural lighting. And with our high-performing and affordable vinyl windows, you can get everything you need for your home improvement project with Pella. Schedule a free in-home consultation to get started.