Daylighting offers many benefits to any home. It helps to naturally illuminate the interior so you don’t have to rely as much on artificial lighting, warms the home when it’s cold and can create a more cheerful atmosphere.
With the right windows, you can enhance daylighting in your home. In this post, local window experts share some tips:
More Windows Means More Light
The more windows there are, the more natural light your home will have. Thus, adding more windows to your home is the simplest way to improve daylighting. Punched windows are effective in letting natural light in, but might require retrofitting daylight redirecting devices for best results. These windows might also require a bit of furniture rearrangement to let light reach the deepest parts of the room.
Windows Positioned High and Low
The position of the window affects how much light it can admit into the room. Windows located on the upper part of a wall, such as clerestory windows, are great at letting natural light in, but might need a daylight redirection element to minimize glare. Windows located at the bottom part of the wall can improve daylighting, but might compromise your privacy. Your window company can assess your home’s layout and recommend the right window placement strategy to maximize daylighting.
Don’t Forget Glazing
Without proper glazing, your windows won’t perform properly, which can lead to poor energy efficiency among other problems. High-performance glass packages help prevent issues like furniture fading from UV light exposure and excessive heat transfer.
A General Reminder
Daylighting strategies involving windows can be costly. You’ll need to discuss your daylighting plans with window professionals to find the best solution for your budget.
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