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 developed
today can give homeowners a lot more benefits
that the one’s you’re replacing.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a lot of improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you look for when you’re looking for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a small list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Bloomington put together for you to read:
- Pick the right
glass. There are a few pane choices for you to
consider when selecting replacement
windows, but the most important thing to keep in mind 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 more energy efficiency, we have triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the performance
you expect 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 annually to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make
certain that your products are installed properly.
- Coat accordingly. With
the various Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can ensure that your
new replacement windows are protecting your home properly.
And when you strategically pick your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
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 function
as a primer for selecting 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 Bloomington. 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 professionals at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 309-663-7132 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online