How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re building a new home in Norwalk, you have the opportunity to impact the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re looking for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly upgrade the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips for the Norwalk area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s warm in Norwalk, you may want to think through placing more windows on the north side of your home to limit 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 installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the flipside, if the climate in Norwalk is cooler 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 area, 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 Norwalk or doing a huge remodel that may include moving window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have a lot of possibilities that can help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great choice. You can uncover an option suited for virtually every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is crucial to the performance of your windows—fantastic options for professional installation exist in Norwalk.

Windows need to be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be appropriately sealed during installation to perform correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a great option for many customers.

For more tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Norwalk showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 203-663-3778.

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