Taking advantage of natural light using your windows has its benefits. Apart from making your interiors look open and airy, it promotes healthy sleeping habits and helps you save on energy bills. Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island, your trusted source of premium quality replacement windows in the area, shares some tips to bring in more natural light into your home this fall.
Brighten Up Tight Spaces With Small Windows
Foyers, mudrooms, corridors and other tight spaces around your home are usually dark and would require artificial lighting for illumination. Skylights are a great way to let sunlight into these parts, but installing them involves taking a large chunk out of your roof. Consider small windows like clerestory windows and sidelights because they take less time and effort to install.
Pair Light Window Treatments With Heavy Ones
Using your windows to brighten up your living spaces during the day means doing away with heavy window treatments. However, you may still need them in your room, especially if you want to sleep in on weekends or reduce glare while working from home. In these instances, you can pair heavy treatments with light ones. Sheer curtains, which help let natural light from your windows, can be combined with heavy drapes, which can make your room a little less bright.
Maximize Your Windows’ Glass Area
If you are planning to replace your old windows with new, more energy-efficient ones, consider how much light you want to let inside your living spaces. For this, you need replacement window units that have slim frames. The slimmer they are, the larger the glass area, resulting in adequate natural lighting for your home. Apart from daylighting, these windows can also provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors.
At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we offer high-quality casement, sliding and double-hung windows made with our exclusive Fibrex® material. The extrusion process, which combines the polymers and the wood fibers to create the composite frames and sashes, allows us to build slim frames without compromising their structural integrity. Equipped with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, these windows can let ample amounts of sunlight into your home while blocking heat transfer.
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