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Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Window Size

You have to consider some important things when choosing the right window size for your home. The window size affects your home’s temperature, comfort and energy efficiency. 

Choosing the Right Window Size

Sun Orientation

The size and the placement of your windows matter. Your window insulates and protects your home from the heat of the sun. It helps when you’re familiar with the sun’s orientation for most of the year in your area. Keeping the windows small in the areas that are directly under the sun will help you minimize heat transfer inside your home.

Thermal Mass

The material of your window may affect the size needed for your property. Thermal mass refers to the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy. A lot of heat energy is required to change the temperature of high-density materials like concrete, bricks and tiles. Meanwhile, lightweight materials like wood have low thermal mass. Thermal mass affects your home’s temperature and comfort. When it comes to window replacement, consider larger glass windows if your home has a high level of thermal mass. However, you don’t have to worry about size with energy-efficient windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass. These green windows are made of quality material that improves your home’s energy performance.

Acceptable Limits

You also have to consider checking with your area’s building regulations. It’s advisable to determine what’s the minimum and maximum size allowed for windows for residential homes. This way, you can follow your building regulations and preserve your home’s value.

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