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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 Peoria, you have the chance to affect the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re looking for replacement windows, you have the ability to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips for the Peoria area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

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

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

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Peoria or doing a big remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a lot of options that may help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good possibility. You can find an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—fantastic companies for professional installation exist in Peoria.

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

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Peoria showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 309-306-3893.

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