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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 Kelowna, 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 ability to greatly upgrade the look of your home while using a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s take a glance at some tips for the Kelowna area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You need to consider the direction your windows face and the climate you live in.

For instance, if it’s toasty in Kelowna, you may want to think through placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will come inside your home. For windows that will still receive bright sun, consider a design with overhangs and installing windows with Low-E glass, which can help reduce the amount of UV rays coming inside your home.

On the other hand, if the climate in Kelowna is colder the majority 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 keep heat in your home.

Bumping Up Efficiency with Replacement Windows

Maybe you’re not building a home in Kelowna or doing a massive remodel that could include altering window locations. If you’re just looking for replacement windows, you still have a lot of possibilities that may help you reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a good choice. You can uncover an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is crucial to the performance of your windows—fantastic choices for professional installation exist in Kelowna.

Windows need to 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 good option for many homeowners.

For more tricks, check out Pella Windows and Doors on Pinterest. The experts at our Kelowna showroom are always ready to help you find individualized solutions. Stop in today or call us at 250-863-7902.

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