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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 Cape Cod, you have the opportunity to affect the amount of energy your home utilizes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re looking for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly update the look of your home while utilizing a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some pointers for the Cape Cod area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

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

On the contrary, if the climate in Cape Cod is colder a lot of the year, you might consider 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 area, 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 Cape Cod or doing a big remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have many options that may help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great 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—fantastic companies for professional installation exist in Cape Cod.

Windows need to 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 preferred option for many people.

For more tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Cape Cod showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 508-638-5897.

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