Whether you’re building a new home in the area or remodeling your existing Bloomfield Hills home, choosing the right windows for your specific plan is a crucial step. And yet, it’s a decision too many homeowners overlook. It’s easy to think that.

A windows is just a window.” But your choice can have a big impact on the way your home looks and feels.

So what exactly should you look for when specifying which windows you want? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Style: These days, what you don’t see in the windows can be extremely important. What you see through the glass really takes center stage. That’s why you want elegant styling that lets the eye focus on the views and enjoy as much natural light as possible. But you also want a style that fits with the rest of your home’s look—whether that’s a contemporary casement window, a traditional-looking double hung window, or some other style that compliments your rooms.
  2. Performance: Good window design isn’t just about appearance. You want windows that function smoothly and easily—and will continue to do so for years to come. And you want windows that are energy-efficient. Installing quality energy-efficient windows will not only keep you more comfortable (summer and winter), but they can also save your money on utilities—not to mention the lower impact on the environment.
  3. Warranty: A lot of home elements look great when they’re new. But when it comes to your windows, you want something that will continue to look (and function) like new for years to come. Marvin windows, for instance come with a warranty of 10 years on parts and 20 years on glass. They are designed and built to last.
  4. Reputation: Homebuilding products are only as good as their reputation. Talk to friends and acquaintances that have installed new windows over the past few years. But make sure you include individuals who have been living with their “new” windows for a while. Do they still love the way they look, feel, and operate?

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing home, your windows are too important to be a second thought. So when you’re evaluating your new windows, keep style, performance, warranty, and reputation in mind. What it really comes down to is keeping an eye on the value you get for the money you spend on an extremely important element of your Bloomfield Hills home.