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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 Kingston, you have the chance to affect the amount of energy your home utilizes 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 utilizing a good design that promotes the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some pointers for the Kingston 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 warm in Kingston, 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 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 going in your home.

On the contrary, if the climate in Kingston is a bit more chilly most of the year, you might think about 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 retain heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Kingston or doing a massive remodel that could include altering window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have a number of choices that may help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a fantastic option. You can find an option suited for virtually every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—great options for professional installation exist in Kingston.

Windows should be installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and be correctly sealed during installation to perform correctly. That’s a big reason that professional installation is a preferred option for many homeowners.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The pros at our Kingston showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 845-663-1025.

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