Window Features to Look for When Purchasing a New Home

House Windows and Living Room
 
So many factors go into purchasing a new home, but one factor should stand out above the rest: Your windows.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be! Your windows will play a huge role in how your home looks from the inside and outside, how expensive your energy bills are, the views you can see from various rooms, and the overall market value of the house.

When shopping for a new home, therefore, make sure to look out for these key window features:
 

Possible Leaks and Energy Efficiency

 
Think quality and money first. When buying a new home in New York, you want energy-efficient windows, meaning they’re insulated enough to withstand cold weather and don’t have major leaks.
 

Age

 
Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell how well a home’s windows will stand up against cold temperatures and harsh winds. In this case, check the age of the windows. Are they older than 10 or 15 years? You might need to consider replacement windows.
 

Style

 
Next comes style, and there are many considerations to make here. A lot of this has to do with personal preference. For example, you’ll usually have style options such as casement windows, double-hung windows, sliding windows, and various combinations of these styles.

On casement windows, the sash opens out, which some homeowners won’t like. It can hit outdoor shrubs or flower boxes. Others love the ease of use. But on double-hung windows, you open up and down, which is great for ventilation, but takes two hands to close and open.

You’ll want to make a choice that suits your needs. Check out our window options to learn more about each style.
 

Need New Windows? Visit Window Factory Outlet!

 
Whether you’re looking for replacement windows for your current home or brand-new windows for a home you’re building, Window Factory Outlet has what you need! We invite you to call or stop by our Buffalo or Rochester location, or contact us online for a free estimate!