Increasing access to natural light can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your living space. But how exactly do you achieve better daylighting in your home? Easy–just have new windows added into your home and use them to best effect. Triangle Home Exteriors, one of the trusted home exterior remodeling companies in the area, shares some handy tips.
1. Take window orientation into account. It’s generally a better idea to install your new windows in the north-facing side of your home. This allows a considerable amount of diffused natural light to stream throughout the room, illuminating it more efficiently. Diffused light refers to illumination that has no blinding glare, hot spots, or sharp shadow lines. North-facing windows are better at distributing diffused light–east or west-facing windows not as much.
2. Get windows with high-performance glazing. Better daylighting doesn’t necessarily mean getting windows with a large glass area. You’ll need to focus on the glazing they use instead. Triangle Home Exteriors, the trusted window and roof replacement company, offers top-tier windows with advanced low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings. They let in better quality natural light, but will significantly reduce the glare and solar heat gain that comes with it.
Now you won’t have to rely on artificial lighting to keep your home bright during the day. And by preventing solar radiation in your home, these windows help minimize the cooling load on your air conditioning. This allows for a cooler, more comfortable indoor environment–minus the high energy costs.
3. Use bilateral window placement. This means installing windows that face each other from opposite or adjacent sides, ensuring your room is illuminated evenly on both sides and every angle.
Triangle Home Exteriors is not only one of the leading siding contractors in the area–we are also one of its top window experts. With our top-tier selection of replacement windows, we’ll help you keep a brighter and more energy-efficient home. We serve Durham, NC and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (919) 615-1101 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!