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How to Improve Natural Lighting in Your Home

Installing new energy-efficient windows with a wide glass area can help improve indoor natural lighting. However, to reap the full benefits of improved indoor natural lighting, sunlight has to be distributed evenly throughout your home.

Here are some daylighting tips:

How to Improve Natural Lighting in Your Home

Choose Windows With Wide Glass Areas

If you’re installing new windows, it’s best to choose a window replacement that has a wide glass area. Some of the most popular window options are casement and sliding windows. Thanks to their simple frames, the glass area of these windows are larger, maximizing the natural lighting they provide.

Why It’s Important to Choose Windows With Low-Emissivity Coatings

Of course, sunlight can be too much of a good thing. Sunlight passing through the windows can make your interior uncomfortably warm. Not to mention cause fading in your hardwood floors. That’s why your new windows should have low-E coatings, which can filter out ultraviolet rays without reducing natural lighting.

Keep in mind that one feature alone won’t make a window energy-efficient. You need to take into account total window performance. One way of doing that is to look for the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR windows that have met the EPA’s stringent performance standards have this label, ensuring optimal window energy-efficiency for your home.

Use Light Colors

The closer a shade is to white, the more light it reflects. Here’s a design tip: it’s best to stick to light, neutral colors to ensure your interior doesn’t go out of style.

Strategically Place Mirrors Throughout Your Home

Alternatively, you can strategically place mirrors in your home to make sure sunlight is evenly distributed. For more daylighting tips, consult a professional window contractor.

Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis is one of the leading window installation companies in the area. Our Signature Service is what sets us apart from other window companies. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects. That’s why we customize each window according to our customers’ needs and preferences. To schedule a consultation, call us at (901) 779-1178 or fill out this form. We also offer free consultations. Talk to us today!



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Nov 27, 2023

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