Houston is a beautiful city for those who love the outdoors, especially those who love having fun on the water. But all those sunny days and the gulf create a lot of heat, humidity and rain – Houston has 15 more rainy days a year than the U.S. average!1 The Houston climate can put a lot of stress on your home’s HVAC system, which increases your bills. It also means your system has to work harder, which could reduce its life.
Here at Pella® Windows & Doors of Houston, we can help you handle the heat and humidity. We have window materials and glass options that are perfectly suited to enhance your comfort at home and reduce heat transfer. That will give you more control over your interior climate and improve your home’s energy efficiency for the long run.
Choosing Energy-Efficient Glass
When it comes to glass types ready to handle that Texas sun, we usually recommend SunDefenseTM Low-E Insulating Glass. Low-E, or low-emissivity, glass has a coating applied to reflect heat while still allowing sunlight in. Not only does it help keep your home comfortable, but it also helps to prevent your carpets, furniture, décor and window treatments from fading by blocking most of the sun’s harmful UV rays.
We also have dual-pane and triple-pane options available for many styles of windows. Two panes of glass with SunDefense Low-E protection and insulating argon between the panes will block 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The argon gas helps reduce heat transfer into your home. And double-pane options from Pella will insulate you almost twice as well as single-pane windows. Our available triple-pane glass will maximize your energy efficiency.
Another option you can consider for areas with the most sun exposure would be our tinted glass. Like sunglasses, windows and patio doors with tinted glass block some of the sun's rays and keep rooms cooler. This type of glass also provides privacy and helps control glare for your home. Pella tinted glass is available in bronze, gray and green hues.
Choosing Energy-Efficient Frames
Don’t overlook window frame construction and how that can help protect you from the Houston heat. We have vinyl, fiberglass and wood windows for you to choose from, all designed to insulate your home.
Wood windows from Pella provide excellent insulation. Wood has low conductivity, which means wood window frames transfer less heat or cold into your home. We have diverse styles and colors of wood windows to choose from, depending on the look of your home. All are protected from the elements with aluminum cladding on the exterior and EnduraGuard® on all wood pieces, which provides advanced protection from the effects of moisture, decay and stains from mold and mildew, as well as termite damage.
Pella Impervia® is our fiberglass line of windows. Our proprietary fiberglass material offers insulating properties similar to wood. It is incredibly durable and won’t melt or break down when exposed to the environmental temperature swings common in Houston. Our five-layer fiberglass is the strongest material available for windows and patio doors, engineered to last.2
We also have high-quality vinyl frame options suited to the Houston climate. Our multichambered vinyl frames reduce heat loss, add energy efficiency and are exceptionally easy to care for.
Pella windows are available in energy-efficient wood, fiberglass and vinyl options, so you can choose the material that is best suited for your home. Select window designs are also available with foam insulation to further improve energy performance.
Ensure Expert Installation for Energy Efficiency
One last factor that affects how well your windows insulate you from the heat is the installation itself. At Pella Windows & Doors of Houston, we’re installation experts. We’ll treat your home like our own, and we promise you a no-mess, no-guess installation day. Since Pella manufactures the windows, we know them better than anyone. You can count on our ability to seamlessly install them to fit your home, preventing air and water infiltration. Excellent installation is just as important as the quality of the windows themselves, and we pride ourselves on providing you with both.
Make Your Houston Home Energy Efficient Today
If you’re concerned about rising energy bills and staying comfortable, Pella Windows & Doors of Houston can help you have more peace of mind about the future. Schedule an appointment today or stop by our showroom!