“Daylighting” is a method that you can use to increase the amount of natural light that enters your home via your windows. That way, you can reduce your reliance on artificial lighting during the day and save a significant amount on your monthly electric bills. To help you make the most of daylighting, here are some tips you can keep in mind from window installation company Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City.
Eliminate Glare and Redirect Light
Excess daylight can cause glare around your home, making it a nuisance instead of a benefit when you’re working on a computer or watching TV as you’ll be forced to close your blinds instead of reaping its advantages. Luckily, it’s possible to eliminate the glare that enters your home through the windows. To accomplish this simply consider partitioning your windows on its upper and lower areas. That way, the upper glazing can serve a daylighting function while the glazing below can be your viewing zone.
Other than partitioning your windows, you can also have a replacement window contractor retrofit the upper portion of your windows with a daylight redirection element to reflect the sun’s rays towards the ceiling. The lower portion, on the other hand, can have a manual or automated shading system to control any sunlight that comes in.
On the other hand, if you’re already receiving as much usable daylight as you can through your windows, you can also consider simply arranging your furniture to reduce the glare that enters your home. Alternatively, you may also renovate your home to have an open floor plan and prevent blocking the incoming light as a result.
Planning to have your windows replaced? Simply turn to Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City, the number one professionals to approach when it comes to door replacement and residential window services. Give us a call at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Rapid City, SD, and other nearby areas.