The sun offers generous amounts of free light, yet only a few homes get to harness it to illuminate the indoors. Good daylighting is a result of the interaction among a variety of factors, such as wall aperture size and house orientation. It is a key to a livable home, particularly in high-utility areas like the kitchen or bathroom, and vital for visual comfort while limiting the use of artificial lighting.
Hinkle Roofing, a top residential and commercial roofing contractor, also specializes in window replacement. Here are some windows tips to consider to help bring adequate natural light indoors.
Let Sunlight in From Two Directions
Plenty of sunlight entering your home is good, but it can become uncomfortable when there’s too much glare indoors during the day. See to it that natural light that’s flooding your interior comes from at least two directions. Multiple beams allow for balanced lighting while removing bright visual spots within the interior. A room with only one window opening can benefit from a larger window type, like a bay or bow window. It is wider than your conventional window styles in that it has multiple panels facing in multiple directions.
Take Advantage of Interior Features
Even with small windows, you can still bring sunlight in and illuminate the whole indoor space. Window and roofing companies recommend utilizing the other interior features of your home for better daylighting. Apart from tile flooring, you can hang a mirror or paint your home’s interior walls with a lighter color. In doing so, light entering your windows can bounce around, brightening up your indoors.
Choose Windows With Better Features
Comfort issues and damage to your furniture and other interior fixtures may occur if the windows let natural light in. Fortunately, innovations in window technology paved the way for replacement windows that still let sunlight in but block the transmission of ultraviolet radiation and solar heat. If you are tackling window replacement anytime soon, be sure to choose units with better features, like spectrally-selective glazing and high-performance window frames.
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