There’s a lot involved when it comes to a full window replacement, especially since each home will have several types of windows in each room. This means the size can also vary, which can be a bit overwhelming without professional guidance. To help you determine the right window size in a room, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares a few considerations to keep in mind:
Your Window’s Orientation
You should know which side of your home gets the most sunlight, even during the fall and winter seasons. This helps you determine if larger-sized windows are better on that side to let in more sunlight. As for the windows on the side of your home that get more shade, they should be smaller so that your home’s interiors stay cool and comfortable without relying too much on your HVAC.
The Right Window Type
Different types of windows are available in standard size dimensions. While they’re typically designed to fit most window openings, that doesn’t mean they’re ideal in all parts of your home. For instance, picture windows that are normally big are ideal in living rooms and bedrooms, while a smaller-sized window replacement such as a casement window is more appropriate above a kitchen sink.
It can be a bit confusing to understand how much heat energy is needed to change the temperature of certain materials in your home. Some materials have a higher density than others, which means they’ll have a higher thermal mass. These include concrete, bricks and tiles, and harnessing their thermal mass can help improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
However, the type of window you choose will still be crucial in how you can harness the thermal mass in your home. Let’s say your home has high levels of thermal mass and has north-facing windows. If this is the case, you’ll get better heat retention when you install windows that have large glass areas!
When it comes to top-notch replacement windows, you can count on Renewal by Andersen® of Denver to get the job done right. If you live within Denver, call us at (303) 823-4312. If you’re in Colorado Springs, you can reach us at (719) 419-5496. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form!