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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 Santa Fe, you have the opportunity 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 ability to greatly improve the look of your home while taking advantage of a good design that encourages the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some ideas for the Santa Fe 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 toasty in Santa Fe, you might want to think through 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 get 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 Santa Fe is a bit more chilly the majority 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 keep heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Santa Fe or doing a big 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 might help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great option. You can discover an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is integral to the performance of your windows—fantastic choices for professional installation exist in Santa Fe.

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 great option for many homeowners.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Santa Fe showroom are always ready to help you find unique solutions. Stop in today or call us at 505-373-1286.

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