There’s no debating that the weather
in Roanoke is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is key to gaining
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open during
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Roanoke, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
540-466-1918 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.