There’s no debating that the climate
in South Portland is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is essential to gaining
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
South Portland, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
207-517-2331 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.