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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 Denver, you have the ability to impact the amount of energy your home utilizes by using a good design. Likewise, if you’re searching for replacement windows, you have the ability to greatly update the look of your home while utilizing a good design that supports the opportunity for a smaller carbon footprint. Let’s look at some ideas for the Denver area.

Consider the Direction Your Windows Face

You should consider the direction your windows face and the weather conditions you live in.

For instance, if it’s toasty in Denver, you could want to consider placing more windows on the north side of your home to constrain the amount of direct sunlight that will enter 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 decrease the amount of UV rays entering your home.

On the contrary, if the climate in Denver is a bit more chilly 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 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 Denver or doing a big remodel that may include altering window locations. If you’re just searching for replacement windows, you still have a lot of choices that may help you lower the carbon footprint of your home. Low-E windows are still a great option. You can find an option suited for pretty much every climate. In addition to the windows themselves, the installation is critical to the performance of your windows—fantastic companies for professional installation exist in Denver.

Windows need to 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.

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