You’ll consider a lot of factors when you choose your new windows. You’ll likely think about the style that works best with your home, the price of the windows, and how energy efficient they are. However, if you’re like many homeowners, you won’t consider if the windows are the best choice for their particular location. That’s why Progressive Insulation & Windows has put together this simple list of which windows work best on different sides of the house and why. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (800) 500-6200.
Windows for the east-facing side of your home
We recommend replacing the east-facing windows in your home because this is where the sun will enter your home in the morning. What a wonderful way to wake up! You’ll want bright, airy windows that give you a cheerful, vibrant feeling first thing in the morning. After all, the sun is a natural energy booster. Waking up to the sun is a great way to feel refreshed all day long.
Windows for the west-facing side of your home
With windows that face the west, you have the chance to get some truly inspiring sunset views in the evening. Of course, there are a few drawbacks. For example, the afternoon sun will heat up rooms with west-facing windows, which can make it much hotter in the summer. This can increase the overall cost of cooling your home.
That’s why we recommend new windows for this side of the house that are double-paned and otherwise energy efficient. They’ll let you see the beautiful view, but they’ll block out a lot of the heat of the sun. Additional steps you can take for windows on the west-facing side of your home is to install window treatments and keep them closed during the hottest part of the day.
Windows for the north-facing side of your home
North-facing windows let in low-glare, natural light, and because they won’t receive much direct sun, you don’t have to worry too much about the light being blinding or the sun heating up the room. However, there is one concern with north-facing windows – northern windows tend to blow stronger than other types of wind – especially in cooler weather. As a result, you need to make sure that these windows have a tight seal.
Windows for the south-facing side of your home
There’s no question that most homes that have a ton of windows on one side have them on the south-facing side of their home. It’s a great location for windows of any kind, because the sun comes in during the day but doesn’t bring heat with it. If you want more windows and less sun, consider planting trees in the yard to naturally filter the sun.
Are you ready to learn more about energy efficient windows that can help save you money on your monthly utility bills? If so, contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 and let us help you discover your options.