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Types of Energy-Efficient Windows for Your Pittsburgh Home

posted by Jennifer Erisman on June 07, 2022 in Pittsburgh

Waterfront home with Pella wood double-hung windows

Having a sustainable and energy-efficient home is essential to many homeowners. One way to reach this goal is to choose energy-efficient Pella windows for your home.

With the many benefits of energy efficiency and the many options for your windows at Pella, selecting the right window for your home just got easier. Let's explore all you need to know about energy-efficient windows for your Pittsburgh home.

The Benefits of Energy Efficiency 

Energy efficiency has many benefits, including regulating your home’s temperature and, in turn, boosting its comfort. With fewer cold drafts and overheated spaces, you can relax anywhere in your home and rely less on your heating and cooling units as the temperatures change, saving you money on your energy bill.

Another benefit of having energy-efficient windows is that they help protect the environment by helping your home require less energy to regulate its temperature, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Why Energy Efficiency Is Important for Your Pittsburgh Home

With the average Pittsburgh temperatures ranging from 20 to 90 degrees each year, energy-efficient windows are an excellent option for keeping your home comfortable year-round. Pittsburgh homeowners can also benefit from the other positives involved with energy-efficient products, including lowering their utility bills as stated above.

How We Can Make Your Pittsburgh Home More Energy Efficient

At Pella, we strive to make the best energy-efficient windows for your home.

One step that we take to achieve this goal is to use multiple panes of glass in our windows. We also apply low-emissivity (Low-E) glass coatings to the windows. This coating reflects the heat so that it's kept outside during the summer. Then, during the winter, the heat is reflected inside, to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

Our Low-E glass also helps reduce the fading of your furniture and floors by blocking some of the sun’s harmful UV rays. In addition, we insert argon gas between the panes of glass in our windows to provide extra insulation from the heat and cold.

Lastly, we offer a variety of features and options, like blinds and shades, which can add an extra layer of insulation.

Choose Energy-Efficient Double-Hung Windows That Suit Your Pittsburgh Home's Style

Double-hung windows are a classic window choice for many Pittsburgh homes because they can go with a variety of styles. In addition, both sashes are operable and can be tilted inward to clean their exteriors, making them easy to use and clean.

An example of a project we completed with double-hung windows was when this Gibsonia, PA homeowner wanted a low-maintenance, durable and energy-efficient window that could also modernize their home. We installed our fiberglass windows with grilles and a black finish to achieve these goals.

Front of home exterior with black wood windows

ENERGY STAR Pella Products 

ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) program that identifies and promotes energy-efficient products to help protect our environment and save energy and money. We offer ENERGY STAR-certified product lines that produce a difference that you can feel, even on the hottest and coldest of days, and can help you get all the benefits of an energy-efficient home.

Vinyl Windows

At Pella, we invest in your home and will work with you to meet your window and door needs while staying on budget. Our vinyl windows are durable and have been tested for excellent weathering, durability and color retention. They are also exceptional when it comes to energy efficiency; our vinyl windows have multiple insulating frame chambers and exclusive weather repel system that delivers energy efficiency while also channeling water away from your home.

You can also add additional foam insulation and triple-pane glass to further improve energy efficiency. When you choose Pella vinyl windows, you'll benefit from fewer drafts, more durability, less noise and more energy efficiency.

For example, this Erie, PA homeowner was looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency. We installed our vinyl windows to meet their needs while also giving the home's exterior an update.

Brick home with white wood Pella windows

Wood Windows

Our wood windows offer energy efficiency, noise-cancellation and value. For the best combination of energy savings and sound performance, get the ultimate performance package: our wood windows with AdvancedComfort Low-E triple-pane glass and mixed glass thickness. These types of windows are great options for bedrooms and nurseries.

For example, we helped a Beaver Falls, PA homeowner boost curb appeal and improve energy efficiency by installing black wood casement windows.

Wood windows are a great option for your home because they offer natural beauty and warmth, design flexibility and exceptional energy efficiency. Wood windows can be customized for your home to match a range of styles — including traditional, historical, modern and many more. Our exclusive EnduraGuard gives you advanced protection from the effects of the elements.

Along with durability, wood windows are the most customizable window materials. We have traditional and contemporary options to fit your home’s needs and style, and beautiful craftsmanship and hardware that take your window above and beyond.

For example, we installed custom wood double-hung windows on this brick Warrendale, PA. We were able to maintain the original look of the windows by adding arched tops to them while improving energy efficiency.

There are many options out there to help you reach your goal of having an energy-efficient home. At Pella, we offer a variety of styles, materials and window types to assist you.

Schedule a free in-home consultation to get started on your journey to an energy-efficient home today!

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