Daylighting involves providing internal lighting via replacement patio doors, windows or skylights. Implementing natural light in a space may seem simple, but it actually requires specific techniques to optimize the benefits.
To make sure your home is receiving the right amount of daylight, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle shares some insightful tips.
1. Quality Over Quantity
Just because there’s plenty of natural sunlight gracing the interior of your home doesn’t mean you’ve got daylighting down to a T. Excessive light can create tall shadow lines and harsh glare. To counter this, you need windows with panes or glass coatings that can effectively diffuse light and distribute it well throughout the interior.
Punched windows, often round and arched, are useful when it comes to delivering the right amount of daylighting. However, they may require rearranging your furniture so the light can be properly distributed in the room.
Reputable replacement windows contractors offer windows that have high visual transmittance, which is desirable to maximize daylighting.
2. Rearrange Interior
If your home is already getting adequate light through windows, a simple interior remodeling project can easily allow that light to flow further into spaces where daylighting is needed. Careful placement of tall furniture lets you avoid issues related to blocked sunlight. Mirrors can also help make a space look and feel brighter by reflecting sunlight around the room.
3. Redirect Light
Daylighting must be done in accordance with local climate, building orientation and interior design. With the help of veteran window contractors, you can create a successful window placement plan to maximize daylighting in your home and boost the overall ambiance of your living space.
For your window and door replacement needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. We have a dedicated team of specialists who are more than ready to help you. Call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve residents in and around Seattle, WA.