If there’s one thing most homes could use, it’s more natural light. When you get replacement windows in Folsom, CA, you automatically let more light into your home. New windows have smaller frames with more glass space, which gives you more natural light right away. But there are also things you can do to concentrate on the lighting and bring in as much as possible.
Natural lighting is great for a number of reasons. First, it makes your home look larger, more open, and welcoming to anyone who comes over. Second, natural light makes you feel good. You can get your sleep rhythm back into the groove and feel more productive and happier all the way around.
Some people worry about too much natural light in the home because, in this area of the country, the heat of the sun can be rather intense. You can address that with low-E coatings on the glass. This coating is thin, metallic, and invisible. Basically, it reflects heat. So when it’s hot in the summer, the heat of the sun won’t get through the windows…but the lighting will. And, in the winter, the heat you are pumping into the house will bounce back in, saving you money and creating efficiency in your home.
If you’d like to make natural lighting a goal of your replacement project, concentrate on larger windows—and more of them. Consider simply widening a few windows to make a larger window area in each room. You can also add windows beside others, above, or even below them. That can help to bring in more light as well. If you have a bank of windows, you might want to combine them into one large picture window and then put operating windows on either side of it.
Bay and bow windows are another popular option for opening up a room and letting in more light. These windows will give you a better view and more light at different times of the day since they aren’t just flat windows like the standards.
The bathroom and the kitchen might be harder to light with natural sun, but it’s not impossible. You could consider a skylight in either space to save wall space, for example. In the bathroom, a sliding window above the tub could work for light, but to preserve privacy as well.
There are lots of options when you are looking for replacement windows in Folsom, CA and if letting more natural light into the home is one of your goals, let the professionals at Southgate Glass know and we will help you to reach your dreams in that area. We want to know what your house is like, what budget you have in mind, and what goals you want to reach as well so we can suggest the right options for all of those things. It’s our dream to ensure that your dreams come true and you have the windows you want and need for your exact home.