Daylighting is the use of natural light for enhancing the brightness of a room or any building interior. It mainly involves direct, diffused and reflected sunlight, which works hand in hand with the artificial lights in a particular room. This often creates a more stimulating environment and can also help in lowering energy consumption. So whether you live in a region that gets a lot of sun or low light during the winter, you can surely benefit from daylighting.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver — one of the most trusted window companies in the area — offers some tips on how you can maximize your windows and use them for daylighting.
As mentioned earlier, daylighting can be advantageous if you are keen on lowering your energy costs. But aside from benefiting you financially, it can also have a positive effect on your mental health. It is no longer a secret that natural light can help enhance moods. And when your windows are designed correctly for daylighting, they can offer benefits to your mental and physical health. Daylighting can help improve focus and reduce instances of eye strain and fatigue.
How to Effectively Use Windows for Daylighting
To ensure that your windows will be properly maximized for daylighting, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind, especially if you are still planning for your window installation or replacement project:
1. Carefully plan the location of your windows. Daylighting can only be effective if you have a good design for your home. Take your time researching and planning, and make sure to consult a window professional who can expertly take factors like the local climate, solar path and patterns and orientation into account.
2. Your windows should be installed next to a side wall as much as possible. Experts often recommend this because it allows for an additional reflection of light into the interior space.
3. Consider installing windows at higher areas as this can also project natural light deeper into your home’s interior. You might also want to have the windows placed close under the eaves. This will help shade the light entering the room and prevent any undesirable direct sunlight.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver has been in business for many years, providing quality replacement windows to various homeowners. To learn more about our company, you can call us at (303) 823-4312 (Denver) or (719) 419-5496 (Colorado Springs). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.