Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start looking for replacement windows is something that nearly all homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows created
today can provide a lot more benefits
that the one’s you currently have.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a
great number of developments even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you keep an eye out for when you’re looking for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a small list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Rochester put together for you to think
- Choose the right
glass. There are a few pane possibilities for you to
consider when selecting replacement
windows, but the most important thing to remember is their energy efficiency. When it comes to Pella® windows, double-pane glass provides almost double the insulation that single-pane does, and if you
want even better energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the benefits
you want from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and improved comfort—proper installation is critical.
Even the best-performing
window or door is only as good as its installation. A Pella
Expert InstallerSM, who is re-certified yearly to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make sure your products are installed correctly.
- Coat accordingly. With
the number of Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can ensure that your
new replacement windows are protecting your home appropriately.
And when you strategically pick your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that stop harmful UV rays, one of
the specialists at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the ideal coating for your replacement windows.
These three tips serve
as a primer for choosing your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the various options look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Rochester. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is perfect for your home or you’d
like to see your options up close and in person,
feel free to give the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 507-847-1060 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online