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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 Wilmington, you have the ability to impact the amount of energy your home consumes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some ideas for the Wilmington area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You need to think through the direction your windows face and the weather conditions you live in.

For instance, if it’s hot in Wilmington, you may want to think about placing more windows on the north side of your home to decrease the amount of direct sunlight that will go in 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 limit the amount of UV rays entering your home.

On the flipside, if the climate in Wilmington is a bit more chilly the majority 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 places, 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 Wilmington or doing a huge remodel that could include shifting window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a number of options that may help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great choice. You can discover an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—fantastic choices for professional installation exist in Wilmington.

Windows should 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 tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Wilmington showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 910-218-9596.

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