Daylighting can significantly improve the look and feel of your home. By allowing more natural light into your home, the space will feel more vibrant, and you and your family will enjoy health benefits as well. However, without the right bay window, increased daylighting can also have some downsides, like uncomfortably warm living spaces and glare. In today’s post, we share some tips to help you make the most of daylighting without experiencing any of the cons.
Rearrange Your Interior
If you believe you’re already receiving as much daylight as you can through your windows, consider a simple indoor renovation to accommodate more light to flow into the space. We suggest designing a more open floor plan and paying careful attention to your furniture placement so you can avoid blocking the incoming light.
Add More Windows
Clerestory windows, which are located on the upper part of a wall, can bounce natural light off the ceiling, increasing illumination. Skylights and picture windows are also good options, particularly in halls or other enclosed spaces.
Consult a locally trusted professional window contractor to find out if the costs of new window installation justify the potential energy savings. And keep in mind that if there’s too much sunlight, it can cause glare, which will make you want to close the blinds and turn on the lights. This can cause you to consume more energy, which defeats the purpose.
Incorporate Envelope Features
Deep reveals, splayed reveals, exterior fins and similar characteristics of the envelope structure improve daylight distribution and control glare. These facade projections can also attenuate noise. Rounded edges soften light contrasts. Effective reveals are 9 to 12 inches, or 23 to 30 centimeters deep, at an angle of 60 degrees to the window plane.
Whether you want to learn more about window daylighting tips or need window installation services, only consider hiring the most trusted name in the area. Call Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio today at (210) 319-7119 for more information. You can also contact us through our convenient online form. We serve customers in San Antonio, Universal City, Boerne and nearby TX areas.