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How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

How Does Home Design Impact Performance of Windows?

If you’re buying a new home in Lethbridge, you have the ability to play a role in the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re searching for replacement windows, you have the chance to greatly update the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some pointers for the Lethbridge area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s hot in Lethbridge, you might want to consider placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will come inside your home. For windows that will still get bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and buying windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the other hand, if the climate in Lethbridge is cooler most of the year, you might consider 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 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 Lethbridge or doing a huge remodel that may include moving window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a number of options that may help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great choice. You can discover an option suited for pretty much 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 Lethbridge.

Windows should 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 good option for many customers.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Lethbridge showroom are always ready to help you find personalized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 403-328-2517.


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