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How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re purchasing a new home in Springfield, you have the opportunity to play a role in the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market for replacement windows, you have the chance to greatly upgrade the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some ideas for the Springfield area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You should think through the direction your windows face and the climate you live in.

For instance, if it’s hot in Springfield, you might want to think about placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will enter your home. For windows that will still receive bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and getting windows with Low-E glass, which can help decrease the amount of UV rays entering your home.

On the contrary, if the climate in Springfield is colder the majority of the year, you might think about placing more windows on the south side of your house to increase your solar gain. Just like they can help keep the heat out in warmer places, Low-E windows help insulate and retain heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Springfield or doing a big remodel that could include altering window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a number of options that can help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic option. You can find an option suited for virtually every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is crucial to the performance of your windows—good choices for professional installation exist in Springfield.

Windows need to be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be correctly sealed during installation to perform correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a good option for many customers.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Springfield showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 217-793-0550.

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