6 Reasons Windows Are Important for Your Pittsburgh Home
Posted on August 22, 2022 in Pella Windows & Doors of Pittsburgh
Windows are an important part of your home, as no home is complete without them. Learn more about the many ways that windows affect you and your Pittsburgh home here.
Windows create convenience in your Pittsburgh home by providing airflow. Windows push out hot air and steam in crucial places like your kitchen and bathrooms. Windows are a great way to let fresh air into your home and provide overall airflow to the different areas in your home.
For example, this Erie, Pennsylvania homeowner wanted to find replacement windows that would allow for more airflow throughout the home. They decided on our double-hung windows. The new vinyl windows were conveniently able to open either from the top or bottom to let in fresh air during the spring and summer months.
Another way that windows create convenience is with their innovations. For example, opening a window has gotten easier with our easy-slide operator, eliminating the need to crank open awning and casement windows.
Another innovation that can add convenience to your life is our integrated, between-the-glass blinds and shades. With the blinds and shades between the glass, you won’t have to spend so much time cleaning each window treatment. Our blinds and shades even come with a motorized option controlled through an app or remote. Open and close your shades with the touch of a button; it’s that easy!
Boosted Energy Efficiency
Our windows aren’t just stylish and functional; they constantly work to create efficiency in your home. Our energy-efficient windows work hard to keep your home’s interior at a comfortable temperature while lowering your utility bill. When our professionals install your windows, we ensure they are tightly sealed to prevent drafts from coming into the home and causing a loss of efficiency.
One project that we worked on where our replacement windows added energy efficiency was in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. The homeowners decided to go with our wood windows. These energy-efficient windows can help keep your home comfortable year-round. The new casement windows were also finished in black, adding amazing curb appeal to the home.
Better Safety and Security
With the right features, your windows can enhance your home's safety and security. Having secured windows with added safety features and hardware is essential for protecting your home.
At Pella, our windows have different locking hardware to help you stay safe. For example, we have stoppers for second-floor windows that prevent them from opening too far and creating a safety hazard for small children.
We also offer smart technology so that you can see when your windows and doors have been opened from your smartphone. Another way that our windows protect your home is with their Low-E glass. This glass blocks some of the sun’s harmful UV rays to protect your home’s interior from being damaged and fading.
Lastly, our windows have been tested against extreme weather conditions so you can have peace of mind knowing that our windows can handle rain, hail, snow and wind.
Enhanced Visual Appeal
Windows can greatly impact your home’s visual look and appeal. Replacing your windows can boost curb appeal and complement the rest of your home, including its architecture and style/décor. Whether you are completely changing the look of your home or just replacing some old windows with the same style, new windows make a big difference.
For example, this Beaver, Pennsylvania homeowner had old, damaged and drafty windows in their home and desperately needed replacement windows. Our team was able to help by installing wood casement windows along with a new bay window. The new windows upgraded the whole aesthetic of the home. The black bay window stood out and looked new, while the wood casement windows provided airflow and glass space.
At Pella, we have wood windows that can complement a craftsman’s home or show off some exposed or stained wood to go with the natural look. We have a variety of finishes for our windows, including neutrals and colors that can add a pop to your home’s façade. And we can help you whether you are going for a more traditional look or if you’re ready to modernize your living space.
Increased Home Value
Replacing your windows is a home improvement project that can improve the look of your house and increase its value. People understand how large of a project replacing your windows is. When you replace with a trusted brand like Pella, they know the quality they will be getting when they purchase your home, including the windows lasting for years to come. Deciding to replace your windows means investing in a project with a great return value.
More Natural Lighting
Windows let in light to your home so you can wake up to the sunlight and don’t need to use a lot of electric lights. It also illuminates your home’s architecture and décor. Lighting is vital to your home’s style, and you can add décor around it to create interesting shadows. Of course, windows provide a view for you as well. At Pella, we offer a variety of windows that can bring in tons of natural light.
For example, we installed many wood windows in a Boalsburg, Pennsylvania home. The homeowner wanted to preserve the history behind their home but add a contemporary feel to it. We installed casement and double-hung windows throughout the house and opened the space. Lining the walls with windows brought in tons of natural light and brightened areas like the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
We also have windows with large glass areas like picture windows that you can purchase in specialty shapes to fit your architecture. Casement and awning windows are another excellent choice for windows with glass space to let in natural light while also being functional to let in the fresh air.
Windows are a big part of your home; regular maintenance and knowing when the time is right to replace them are essential to a functional living space.
Set up your free in-home consultation to start your window project today!