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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 Charlotte, you have the chance to affect the amount of energy your home utilizes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re searching 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 read over a few some tips for the Charlotte 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 hot in Charlotte, 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 get bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help limit the amount of UV rays going in your home.

On the flipside, if the climate in Charlotte is cooler the majority of the year, you might think about placing more windows on the south side of your house to improve your solar gain. Just like they can help keep the heat out in warmer regions, 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 Charlotte or doing a huge remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have many options that may help you decrease the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good choice. You can find an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is crucial to the performance of your windows—good options for professional installation exist in Charlotte.

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 ideas, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The professionals at our Charlotte showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 704-228-9149.

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