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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 San Antonio, you have the ability to affect the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re searching for replacement windows, you have the opportunity to greatly update the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some ideas for the San Antonio area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You ought to think about the direction your windows face and the weather conditions you live in.

For instance, if it’s toasty in San Antonio, you might want to think through placing more windows on the north side of your home to decrease the amount of direct sunlight that will come inside your home. For windows that will still have exposure to bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing 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 San Antonio is colder a lot 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 places, Low-E windows help insulate and retain heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in San Antonio or doing a big remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a number of possibilities that may help you lower 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 choices for professional installation exist in San Antonio.

Windows ought 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 tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our San Antonio showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at (210) 622-8673.

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