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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 Syracuse, you have the ability to impact the amount of energy your home utilizes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market for replacement windows, you have the chance to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some ideas for the Syracuse area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

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

For instance, if it’s warm in Syracuse, you might 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 receive bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and buying 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 Syracuse 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 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 Syracuse or doing a huge remodel that may include shifting window locations. If you’re just in the market for replacement windows, you still have a number of choices that might help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good option. You can find an option suited for nearly every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—great choices for professional installation exist in Syracuse.

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 great option for many homeowners.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Syracuse showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 315-565-0399.

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