Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start looking for replacement windows is something that most homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows made
today can offer a lot more benefits
that the one’s you’re replacing.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been numerous improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you keep an eye out for when you’re searching for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a small list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Northern Virginia put together for you to read:
- Select the right
glass. There are a few pane possibilities for you to
consider when selecting replacement
windows, but the most important thing to remember is their energy efficiency. When it comes to Pella® windows, double-pane glass gives
you almost double the insulation that single-pane does, and if you
want even better energy efficiency, there
is triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the performance
you expect from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and improved comfort—proper installation is crucial.
Even the best-performing
window or door is only as good as its installation. A Pella
Expert InstallerSM, who is re-certified every
year to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make sure your products are installed correctly.
- Coat accordingly. With
the number of Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can ensure that your
new replacement windows are defending your home properly.
And when you strategically select your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see enhancement.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that halt harmful UV rays, one of
the pros at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the best coating for your replacement windows.
These three tips work
as a primer for identifying your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the variety of choices look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Northern Virginia. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is ideal for your home or you’d
like to see your possibilities up close and in person,
feel free to give the experts at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 571-292-3519 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online