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How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re building a new home in Providence, you have the ability to impact 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 using a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some pointers for the Providence area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You need to think about the direction your windows face and the climate you live in.

For instance, if it’s warm in Providence, you might want to consider placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will come inside your home. For windows that will still receive bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount of UV rays entering your home.

On the contrary, if the climate in Providence is colder a lot of the year, you might think about placing more windows on the south side of your house to boost 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 Providence or doing a massive remodel that could include altering window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have a number of choices that may help you decrease the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great choice. You can find an option suited for virtually every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—good companies for professional installation exist in Providence.

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

For more ideas, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Providence showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 508-413-3004.

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