Energy Efficient Replacement Windows

How to find energy efficient replacement windows in Grand Rapids, MI

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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 offer 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 advancements even in the last 10-15 years that can help you boost your home’s energy efficiency. So what should you keep an eye out for when you’re looking for energy efficient replacement windows? Here’s a small list that the team at Pella Windows and Doors in Grand Rapids put together for you to consider:

  1. Pick the right glass. There are a few pane possibilities for you to consider when searching 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 greater energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.

  2. Professional installation. To truly get the performance you expect from your replacement windows—like energy efficiency and superior comfort—proper installation is essential. Even the greatest window or door is only as good as its installation. A Pella Expert InstallerSM, who is re-certified yearly to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make sure your products are installed correctly.

  3. Coat accordingly. With the number of Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass coatings available, you can make sure that your new replacement windows are protecting your home appropriately. 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 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 serve as a primer for selecting your replacement windows, but if you’d like to get a better idea what the variety of choices look like, stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Grand Rapids. Whether it’s a question about which material type is perfect 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 616-201-0206 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online scheduler.