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How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re buying a new home in Shrewsbury, you have the chance to play a role in the amount of energy your home utilizes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re searching for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some ideas for the Shrewsbury area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You need to consider the direction your windows face and the weather conditions you live in.

For instance, if it’s warm in Shrewsbury, you might want to consider placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will go in your home. For windows that will still get bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and buying windows with Low-E glass, which can help limit the amount of UV rays going in your home.

On the flipside, if the climate in Shrewsbury is cooler most of the year, you might think through placing more windows on the south side of your house to improve your solar gain. Just like they can help keep the heat out in warmer area, Low-E windows help insulate and keep heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Shrewsbury or doing a huge remodel that may include shifting window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a lot of options that can help you decrease the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic option. You can find an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—great options for professional installation exist in Shrewsbury.

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

For more tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Shrewsbury showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at (508) 925-7149.

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