With an unpredictable climate and definitive change during the seasons, Grand Rapids challenges the homeowner when it comes to preparation. Here are some things that you should consider when you are looking to replace the windows of your home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Match the Window to the Local Climate.
Depending on your proximity to the Grand River, you may have to protect your home from floods as well as heat waves, lake effect snowstorms and other unpredictable weather. Casement style windows seem to work better than the double-hang variety overall. There are subtle differences in brand that you may need help navigating if your house is prone to especially intermittent weather.
Focus on Value Adding Features.
Features on a window become expensive rather quickly. Focus on adding only the features that add value to the window and to the home. For instance, do not triple glaze your windows unless your home is bare to the elements, or at least limit that effect to the side of the home that is most affected.
The price is not necessarily an indicator of brand performance. If you are looking for protection from certain weather elements while you try to match certain aesthetics of the home, you will need a professional opinion. Brands that are stronger in inclement weather may or may not correspond with the pricing for the brand.
Please contact us for help in getting the perfect window in your Grand Rapids home. We specialize in preparing your home for the local climate as well as matching your aesthetic!