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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 Rochester, you have the opportunity 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 ability to greatly upgrade the look of your home while utilizing a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips for the Rochester area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s toasty in Rochester, 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 come inside your home. For windows that will still receive bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help decrease the amount of UV rays entering your home.

On the other hand, if the climate in Rochester is colder the majority 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 Rochester or doing a massive remodel that could include shifting window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a number of options that might help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great option. 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—fantastic choices for professional installation exist in Rochester.

Windows need 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 good option for many people.

For more ideas, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Rochester showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 507-847-1060.

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