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Window Features to Look for When Purchasing a New Home

Shopping around for a new home can be exciting, sometimes overwhelming, and often somewhat distracting. It can be hard to really take it all in, which unfortunately means letting some vital details slip through the cracks. When is the last time you heard someone say, “Those windows are in great shape!” Probably rarely—if ever. But that shouldn’t be the case! Many aspects of a home are vital and they are most certainly things you want to keep an eye out for.

But what constitutes a great window? What should you be looking for? Aside from visual appeal, there are some features you should keep an eye out for. That’s why our window service team is here to tell you what features you should look for in a new home.

Want to find out more about what makes for a great window? Looking for window experts to install new windows of your own? Contact APCO today online or call 614-254-5489 to get in touch with a Columbus window professional near you!

Window Functionality Is Key

In our opinion, being operational is a requirement for windows. However, it’s still worth discussing since windows are often ignored when a homeowner is looking to sell. Because of this, windows can be left in shoddy shape, barely hanging in the frame, or only with a couple years of service life left.

That can translate into a large and unanticipated home improvement project you didn’t know you were getting yourself into. During your first walk through of a potential new home, you should absolutely check all of the windows. While you’re at it, check the doors, the roof, and the siding as well.

Top Window Features

If we had this discussion twenty or thirty years ago, we would have focused on “do they open and close?” But nowadays, window technology is far more advanced (and thus can offer you a lot more advantages), which opens up the conversation considerably. Top features for windows include:

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  • Low-E glass. Low-emissivity glass is a coating that minimally impacts window visibility while rejecting UV rays and thermal heat transfer. That means it helps control how much heat the sun and natural light contributes, which can have a big impact on summer heating bills.
  • Double or triple-pane. Double pane windows are almost standard these days, and there’s a good reason why. For each pane there’s a fill layer of inert gas that acts as a barrier against heat gain and heat transfer. This helps a ton in keeping outdoor temperatures out, and conditioned air temperatures in.
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified. For a window to be ENERGY STAR® qualified it has to meet some very stringent requirements regarding the quality of the window. When you want good, high-quality windows that are going to last—you go with ENERGY STAR® windows every time.

APCO Window Services & Solutions

About to make a move and looking to update the windows in your new home? Or, maybe you’re a seller looking for a high ROI home improvement option. Either way—you’ll find what you’re looking for with APCO. We’re certified and trained to provide the best in window services and we offer a diverse array of options from leading manufacturers.

Contact us online or call 614-254-5489 to schedule a window service in the Columbus, OH area today!

Columbus Ohio Windows | Columbus Ohio Doors | Columbus Ohio Gutters | Columbus Ohio Roofing | Columbus Ohio Siding | Columbus Ohio Sunrooms | Columbus Ohio Handyman Repair. APCO provides sales and installation for siding, windows, doors, gutters, roofing, decking and sunrooms, plus handyman service and repair, in the following central Ohio cities: Columbus, Buckeye Lake, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Plain City, Whitehall, Worthington, Circleville, Delaware, London, Granville, Grove City, Groveport, Hebron, Heath, Harrisburg, Hilliard, Logan, Millersport, Johnstown, Galena, Granville, German Village, New Albany, Newark,Pickerington, Lancaster, Marysville, Bexley, Blacklick, Brice, Canal Winchester, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Powell, Lewis Center, Lithopolis, Lockbourne, Pataskala, Shawnee Hills, Marble Cliff, Summit Station,Sunbury, Reynoldsburg and Sunbury.