It’s a good idea to make the most of natural light in your home. Natural lighting can reduce energy costs, improve your well-being, and provide your home with a bright and cheerful atmosphere. As the leading choice for Portland, OR, replacement windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland can help you with this goal. Our replacement windows can maximize visible light while improving energy efficiency. Here are a few tips to make the most of natural light:
Place Your Windows Correctly
The sun’s intensity and position varies according to the season and the time of day. Your window placement can be beneficial in many ways. South-facing windows supply even and steady light, while north-facing windows provide soft and indirect light. West and east-facing windows receive plenty of sunlight in the afternoon and morning respectively. Try placing your windows as high as possible to create even light for your interior. You can also balance the room lighting by placing windows in two directions.
Use the Right Window Type
In addition to placement, the type of window you use for natural lighting is the most important factor. If you have decades-old windows, then it’s time for a window replacement in Salem, OR. Our energy-efficient windows can maximize visible light while reducing heat gain. This can save you money on energy bills and make your home more comfortable. Ideal window types for natural light include picture, bay, bow, sliding, and casement windows.
Diffuse Sunlight and Reduce Glare
Sunlight sometimes has difficulty reaching all corners of a room. You can use well-placed mirrors to help diffuse natural light across your interior. You can also use a light shelf beneath your high windows. A light shelf is a soffit that projects into the room and reflects sunlight off the ceiling.
Natural light can sometimes lead to glare. To manage this, you can use blinds or drapes. Blinds at the correct angle reduce glare and diffuse plenty of sunlight across the room. Light colored drapes do the same and even increase privacy.
These tips can help make your home look more open, bright, and appealing. Renewal by Andersen of Portland is the premier expert in Salem, Oregon window replacement. Our team has undergone rigorous training in the design and installation of our products. You can rely on us for a window replacement that’s on time and stress-free. Call us at (503) 419-3960 to learn more tips on making the most of natural light. You can also request a free estimate.