Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start doing research for replacement windows is something that nearly all homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows developed
today can provide a lot more benefits
that the one’s currently installed.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a
great number of improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you be on the
lookout for when you’re searching for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a short list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Springfield put together for you to think
- Choose the right
glass. There are a few pane options for you to
consider when selecting replacement
windows, but the most important thing to remember is their energy efficiency. When it comes to Pella® windows, double-pane glass offers almost double the insulation that single-pane does, and if you
want even more energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the perks
you want from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and improved comfort—proper installation is crucial.
Even the best-performing
window or door is only as good as its installation. A Pella
Expert InstallerSM, who is re-certified yearly to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make sure your products are installed correctly.
- Coat accordingly. With
the various Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can make certain that your
new replacement windows are defending your home appropriately.
And when you strategically select your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that stop harmful UV rays, one of
the specialists at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the right coating for your replacement windows.
These three tips serve
as a primer for selecting your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the various options look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Springfield. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is right for your home or you’d
like to see your choices up close and in person,
feel free to give the experts at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 217-793-0550 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online