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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 Casper, you have the opportunity to play a role in 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 utilizing a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some ideas for the Casper area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You should consider the direction your windows face and the environment you live in.

For instance, if it’s toasty in Casper, you might 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 have exposure to bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and buying windows with Low-E glass, which can help decrease the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the other hand, if the climate in Casper is cooler the majority of the year, you might think through 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 keep heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Casper or doing a massive remodel that might include altering window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have many options that might help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good possibility. You can find an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—good companies for professional installation exist in Casper.

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 homeowners.

For more tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Casper showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 307-234-1518.

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