Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start doing research for replacement windows is something that most homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows developed
today can provide a lot more bonuses
that the one’s you currently have.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been numerous improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you improve 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 Des Moines put together for you to consider:
- Choose the right
glass. There are a few pane choices for you to
consider when looking for 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 greater energy efficiency, we have triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the perks
you expect from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and improved comfort—proper installation is crucial.
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 ensure that your
new replacement windows are guarding your home properly.
And when you strategically choose your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that stop harmful UV rays, one of
the specialists at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the right 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 seemingly
endless choices look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Des Moines. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is right for your home or you’d
like to see your possibilities up close and in person,
feel free to give the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at 515-219-7723 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online