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Factors to Consider when Choosing Windows for Your Home

by Kellee H. Smith 07/07/2019

Windows have both aesthetic and functional uses in the home. They help the keep the fresh air in the house and the elements out. Windows are also an essential source of security in a home, and poorly secured windows can be dangerous for you. Many people do not plan enough for windows when building or renovating a house. Here are some things that you must consider when selecting windows for your home:

Type and Quality of Materials

The quality of window production materials is critical to note because it plays a vital role in the lifespan of the windows. Windows made from vinyl frames, and high-performance low-E4 thermal glass, are excellent for adding energy efficiency. They possess strength with the ease of vinyl. They're resistant to rot, cracks, and corrosion.

Personal Style

Windows come in many unique styles. When it comes to window selection, there is a wide array of window types for you to choose from for your home. These include styles like classic double-hung and casement windows to a dynamically beautiful bay, bow, or picture windows. Also, you can get specialty windows which are custom built for unusual-sized or shaped openings. No matter the type you desire, be assured that your choice of selection fits your style and convenience.

Cleaning and Housekeeping

You may not consider cleaning windows as a tedious task. Still, it could become so if you have too many windows around the house. While making selections, ensure that windows you choose have features like tilt-in sashes and easy-to-operate handles. These are standard accessories you should find on most double-hung, sliding, casement, and specialty replacement windows. They also make windows easier to clean.

Contractor Installation

If the contractor in charge of the job does not install your windows correctly, the window might likely not look the way you want. If you choose your windows and the contractor carefully, then it's a sure bet that you'll be satisfied with your purchase even after many years.

You can go to the local home hardware store to look at the many styles available, ask questions, and also ask for information about contractors and window installers. You may also be able to buy directly from the manufacturer and save some money depending on the quantity you are buying. You also get to know first-hand what you are buying and how to get the best out of it.

About the Author
Author

Kellee H. Smith

  

Kellee H Smith (ABR,CRS)

Broker / Owner

Kellee Smith was born in Atlanta Georgia. Her father worked for the FAA and the family moved around Florida and Georgia before settling in DeLand Florida in 1977. She attended St Peter’s Catholic School, DeLand Jr. High and graduated from DeLand High School in 1983. She received her AA degree from Brevard College, in Brevard North Carolina. She transferred to Florida State University where she received her BS degree in 1988. 

Kellee obtained her real estate license in 2000, while living in Atlanta and working for REMAX until starting her own brokerage in 2011. Kellee moved back to her hometown in 2015 with a goal of helping her parents leave a legacy by growing the family real estate company, Prestige Property Specialists. Her parents started Prestige Property Specialists in 1988. The company specializes in residential, commercial and property management. She is passionate about ethics and education in the real estate industry. It is more than just a business, it is a true legacy for her family. Kellee maintains the highest professional standards for her clients and the agents at Prestige Property Specialists. She earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers. The brokerage is growing and her team of agents are looking forward to some exciting changes in 2019. 

Kellee is also passionate about recycling. She was instrumental in assisting the DeLand Breakfast Rotary and the City of DeLand in retrofitting the downtown garbage bins to include recycling receptacles. During the recycling project, she recruited sponsors and constructed a recycling mascot, which the DeLand residents helped name, “Skip D. Landfill”.

Kellee is active in her community by serving as Secretary of the DeLand Breakfast Rotary, Treasurer of Trails West Oakwood HOA, and is a member of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet DeLand Association, West Volusia Association of Realtors, DeLand Tennis Club and St Peter’s Catholic Church, Board of Directors of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance. 

Kellee’s hobbies include: tennis, camping, traveling and mostly, spending time with her two adult children, family and friends.