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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 Boston, you have the chance to impact the amount of energy your home utilizes 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 taking advantage of a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips for the Boston area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s hot in Boston, you might want to think about placing more windows on the north side of your home to limit the amount of direct sunlight that will enter your home. For windows that will still have exposure to bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the contrary, if the climate in Boston is a bit more chilly the majority 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 regions, 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 Boston or doing a huge remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a lot of choices that might help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good possibility. You can find an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—great companies for professional installation exist in Boston.

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 preferred option for many customers.

For more ideas, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Boston showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 781-239-1161.

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