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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 Muncie, you have the chance to play a role in the amount of energy your home uses by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re in the market for replacement windows, you have the chance to greatly update the look of your home while using a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s read over a few some tips for the Muncie area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You should think about the direction your windows face and the environment you live in.

For instance, if it’s hot in Muncie, 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 getting windows with Low-E glass, which can help limit the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the other hand, if the climate in Muncie is colder 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 area, 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 Muncie 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 lot of options that can help you decrease the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic 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 options for professional installation exist in Muncie.

Windows should 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 preferred option for many customers.

For more tips, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Muncie showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 317-983-5642.

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