If you’ve stepped outside on a beautiful sunny day, you’ve felt the positive effects of natural light. Sunlight has amazing powers for us humans. It can add more crucial vitamin D to our bodies, boost our mood, and give us those desirable tans. Is there a way to bring some of that wonderful natural light to inside your home? From installing replacement windows in your Highlands Ranch, CO to home to adding mirrors and more, here are a few of the many ways you can boost your house’s natural light:
- Install Replacement Windows – Older styles of windows usually have bulky, too big frames that can block out the sun. Also, old window glass can dramatically lower the amount of natural light that gets into your home. One great way to boost your home’s natural light is to install replacement windows. Choose models with slim frames and clear glass to bring in more light. You can even make your windows bigger with a window replacement.
- Add Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light, so if you add more mirrors around your home, the sunlight coming in from your windows will be reflected and magnified, making your home look brighter and feel more comfortable. Place a big mirror over your couch to brighten up your living room, or install mirrors down a hallway to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more welcoming. You can even add tilting mirrors to follow the sun’s rays throughout the day.
- Change the Window Coverings – Even if you have brand new, big windows with clear glass, your window treatments might still be blocking the sunshine. Heavy drapes block parts of your windows, dramatically reducing the natural light that gets in. If you want the privacy of heavy drapes, but don’t want to miss out on the light, try installing shutters you can close at night, or install shutters only on the bottom half of your window. You could also install sheers to let the light in but block outside view.
You’re most likely wondering if you can ever have too much natural light in your home. Unfortunately you can. Too much natural light can heat up your home and cause your air conditioner to work overtime, raising your energy bills. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: low-E glass. Low-E glass has a special coating that blocks UV rays, and therefore extra heat, from entering your home. Low-E glass can also help protect your rugs and furniture from fading in the sun. Get more natural light with replacement windows without higher energy bills by installing them with low-E glass.
Boosting natural light is one of the many ways Highlands Ranch, CO replacement windows can make your home better. If you want to hear about some of the other ways, or learn about what replacement windows are best for your home, contact United Windows & Siding. Stop by our showroom at 12090 W 50th Pl Unit B Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 or give us a call at 720-535-4767.