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 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 boost your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you be on the
lookout for when you’re in the market for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a short list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Beltsville put together for you to think
- Pick the right
glass. There are a few pane choices for you to
consider when looking for 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 perks
you want from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and superior 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 ensure 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 protecting your home correctly.
And when you strategically select your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that block harmful UV rays, one of
the specialists at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the best coating for your replacement windows.
These three tips function
as a primer for identifying your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the seemingly
endless choices look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Beltsville. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is ideal 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 (301) 327-3013 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online