Windows are an integral part of your home. They allow natural light in and provide warmth for your household, helping you save on energy bills. This is achieved through a process called daylighting. On the surface, daylighting may sound like a simple concept, but it actually requires careful planning and application to be effective.
Read on as Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod®, one of the top window companies in the region, shares some tips on effective daylighting.
Quality Over Quantity
Letting in more daylight isn’t always a good thing. Too much light in the wrong places can cause glare, hot spots and general discomfort for the home’s occupants. To remedy this, install windows with special glazing to reduce heat transfer. This allows plenty of refreshing visual light into your home, while limiting glare and solar heat gain.
One great option is to install punched windows, or windows with a hole-like opening. These windows are effective at delivering quality daylight through your home without causing discomfort. However, you may need to rearrange your furniture to optimize the window’s effects. You can hire certified window replacement specialists to assist with the installation and help maximize lighting even more.
Arrange Your Interior
If you think that you’re already receiving adequate daylight, simply arranging your interior can optimize it further. Strategic furniture placement can help daylight reach further and shine on dim areas. In addition, strategic placement of mirrors in your home can help maximize daylighting.
Eliminate Glare and Redirect Light
Glare makes operating your computer or phone difficult, forcing you to close your curtains and lose the benefits of daylight. Maximizing daylight involves factoring in local climate, building orientation, glass design and interior layout. Finding the perfect combination of all the factors results in optimal daylighting for your home.
In need of window contractors you can trust? Call on Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod! We install Andersen® windows which are the highest quality windows on the market. Call us at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form for a free quote. We serve customers in Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.