Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start searching 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 bonuses
that the one’s currently installed.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a lot of advancements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase 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 short list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in South Portland put together for you to consider:
- 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 greater energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the performance
you desire from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and greater comfort—proper installation is critical.
Even the greatest
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
certain that your products are installed correctly.
- Coat accordingly. With
the various Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can make certain that your
new replacement windows are guarding your home appropriately.
And when you strategically choose your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see improvement.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that block 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 choosing your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the variety of possibilities look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in South Portland. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is right for your home or you’d
like to see your options up close and in person,
feel free to give the experts at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 207-517-2331 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online