Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start looking for replacement windows is something that nearly all homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows created
today can offer a lot more perks
that the one’s you’re replacing.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a
great number of improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you boost your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you be on the
lookout for when you’re searching for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a little list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Decatur put together for you to consider:
- Pick the right
glass. There are a few pane choices 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 offers almost double the insulation that single-pane does, and if you
want even greater energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the perks
you desire from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and improved comfort—proper installation is critical.
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 make sure that your
new replacement windows are protecting your home appropriately.
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 stop harmful UV rays, one of
the experts at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the ideal 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 various choices look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Decatur. 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 217-423-7722 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online