Natural lighting, also known as daylighting, is a technique that efficiently brings natural light into your home using exterior glazing such as windows and skylights, thereby reducing artificial lighting requirements and saving energy. Adding sunlight into your home can boost your mood and add value to your home.
When you’re ready to add windows, you want to go with a trusted company. It’s important to go with someone who you know will work with you to find the look you want, without causing damage. Then, think beyond normal places to put or replace windows. Before you start a window replacement project, consider the following strategies to get the most natural light from your windows:
- Window size – When it comes to replacement windows, size does matter. This is especially true if you need to increase the amount of sunlight in any given area. When you add more windows, think of tall, big windows that let in the maximum amount of sunlight. Installing bigger windows and glass doors will drastically increase the natural light in your home.
- Window placement – If large windows are not possible, consider strategically positioned windows as a window installation option. Consider the walls in your home that face east-to-west, if it has small windows or none at all, new and bigger windows should be added.
- Fiberglass Windows – The structural strength of fiberglass windows, along with their high thermal performance, makes them ideal for large glazing areas in residential or commercial buildings. Consider fiberglass window replacement as they are the perfect way to maintain views and natural light while still delivering a high-performance building envelope. You may check Beechworth Windows brands as they offer premium fiberglass doors and windows.
- Light color palette – If changing your indoor color palette is an option, consider choosing something light and neutral. Lighter colors help spread the sunlight, which can be useful in areas that can’t be reached by sunlight. This can also be applied to exterior elements like stone paths, patio finish, and fences. As a bonus, light interior color palettes help your furniture colors pop out.
Good daylighting is really a matter of personal preference. More windows will allow more natural sunlight.
If you have areas in your home that you’d like to be better lit, then you’ll want to better orient your efficient windows to fill those areas with sufficient, energy-saving natural light straight from the sun. Check on brands such as ProVia®, Soft-Lite™, EarthWise™, Beechworth™ and Okna.
When it’s time for composite window replacement, leave it to Skyline Windows! We’ve been helping homeowners in the Richmond area with door and window installations for more than three decades, and we are ready to do the same for you. For your free, no-obligation consultation, call (804) 270-4008 or complete our online request form.