There’s no debating that the climate
in Cape Cod is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Proper
installation is key to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so keep your shades open through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the program. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Cape Cod, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
508-638-5897 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.