Here’s one simple and effective way to improve the look of your living space this fall: keeping it bright and cheerful by increasing your access to natural light. This is possible to do in a number of ways, including the following:
Use Windows to Best Effect
Adding more windows to your home will do the trick, but you can make daylighting much better with the right planning. You should, for example, have windows installed on the north side of your home, where the constant light can fill any room evenly throughout the day. Because bringing in more sunshine is the primary goal, don’t hesitate to invest in bigger windows. Their expansive glass area not only maximizes your viewing area, but it also lets more natural light to stream into the space.
Here are more worry-free ways to increase your access your natural light through window installation:
1. Add transoms to existing windows and doors if space allows for them.
2. Place windows in unusual places, such as stair landings, basements and any compact spaces where light is at a premium, to completely transform their look.
3. If you’re adding windows onto the southwestern side of your home, make sure they come with advanced coatings. The high-quality replacement windows offered by Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco, for instance, use High-Performance Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, which allows for more natural light into your home – minus the glare and heat -for superior energy-efficient performance.
Get Sliding Glass Patio Doors
A sliding glass door can seamlessly connect your interiors with your outdoor space while allowing for effortless operation that makes it handy for those with limited mobility. But it can also take daylighting to the next level. When paired with picture windows on the side, this door can create a “wall of light” that gives your home a brighter, more spacious look. Because you won’t be relying as much on artificial lighting to illuminate your home during the day, you can save a significant amount of energy.
Trust only Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco for all your window and door replacement needs. We proudly serve Hayward and San Francisco, CA, plus the surrounding areas. Call us today at (510) 263-3210, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.