Apart from providing much-needed ventilation, windows are responsible for letting in copious amounts of natural light into your home, a process called daylighting. It includes a number of valuable benefits like increased energy efficiency, reduced utility costs and pleasant and comfortable living space. Here’s how to make the most of daylighting with windows.
- Consider the color of the windows. As a general rule, dark-colored surfaces absorb more sunlight than light-colored surfaces. If you want to reflect light, choose light-colored windows. On the market, modern exterior trim products are painted with neutral and rich, vibrant shades. Light-colored furniture and interior walls like cream, eggshell or gray can also help enhance the level of interior lighting.
- The higher the window, the deeper the daylighting zone. The practical depth of a daylighted zone is around 1.5 to 2 times the window height.
- Large-sized windows require more control. Keep in mind that larger windows require more managing when it comes to solar heat gain and glare. If you want to install large-sized windows in your home, carefully consider the glazing, and determine the optimal shading effectiveness.
- Replace your old windows with new units. If your windows are already outdated and drafty, then replacing them will also help you capitalize on the natural light that comes into your home. Skylights, clerestory windows and picture windows are some of the best styles available.
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