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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 Lafayette, 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 searching for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some pointers for the Lafayette area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s hot in Lafayette, you may want to think about placing more windows on the north side of your home to limit the amount of direct sunlight that will enter 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 limit the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the flipside, if the climate in Lafayette is a bit more chilly most of the year, you might think through 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 Lafayette or doing a huge remodel that might include moving window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a number of possibilities that can help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic possibility. You can find an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is crucial to the performance of your windows—good choices for professional installation exist in Lafayette.

Windows need to be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be properly 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 professionals at our Lafayette showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 317-983-5804.


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