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How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re buying a new home in Idaho, you have the ability to affect 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 opportunity to greatly improve the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some pointers for the Idaho area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

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

On the flipside, if the climate in Idaho is colder a lot of the year, you might think about 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 Idaho or doing a massive remodel that may include moving window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a lot of choices that may help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic option. 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 options for professional installation exist in Idaho.

Windows ought 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 homeowners.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Idaho showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 208-373-0002.

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