How much daylight you want coming into your home is an important consideration when planning a window replacement project. It’s been confirmed by many studies that ample natural light helps improve your mood and mental functions, while also making the atmosphere in your home more warm and welcoming.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares how using your windows for daylighting can benefit you and your home.
Natural Light Saves Energy
Proper daylighting helps reduce energy costs in your home since you don’t need to use as much artificial light. Considering that 20% of your home’s overall energy usage is from lighting alone, it’s important to pick the right window that will let you enjoy more natural illumination.
The best windows for daylighting are those that have the most expansive glass. We recommend casement and sliding windows, as these are the two styles of operable windows with the largest amount of glass area. Picture windows are also a good choice for window replacement; because they’re fixed, their glass area is uninterrupted by frames or grilles.
Daylighting Creates a Calm Environment
Ample daylighting also creates a more calm and productive work environment, which is why it’s important to have access to plenty of daylight when you have a home office. Natural light connects you to the outdoors, and the panoramic views that your windows provide help break the monotony of the your interior space and reduce its stuffiness.
The Benefits of Healthy Light
Finally, exposure to natural light is actually good for your health – both physically and mentally. There is, however, a fine line between beneficial sunlight and harmful UV rays. That’s why at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, we use Low-E4® glass for window replacement. This premium glazing reduces harmful UV light so that you’re left to enjoy beneficial daylighting.
Call us today at (503) 419-3960 to learn more about our services. We offer expert window replacement in Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR.