Natural light is an important feature in modern homes. More natural light can make a room feel larger and more welcoming. Natural light is also good for health, mood, and well-being. Fortunately, technologies on modern windows mean you can get more natural light without unwanted heat transfer. And if you don’t have enough natural light in your home, it might be time for replacement windows in Phoenix, AZ.
Picture windows are the most popular option for getting more natural light. These fixed windows come in a wide range of sizes. You can get expansive picture windows at a relatively affordable price. They can work in almost any room and are perfect for the optimization of natural light.
Awning and casement windows are also good options if you are interested in more daylight. These windows feature a single sash that opens with a crank. The awning windows hinge at the top and come in wider orientations. Casement windows hinge at the top and come in taller orientations. Best of all, the awning and casement windows do not have any dividers. This means natural light can enter the window without obstruction.
These are massive window installations made of multiple parts. A bay window is made of three parts, a central window panel with window panels to either side. The installation is set on an angle so the bay window projects outward. This creates a bit of extra space inside and allows these windows to catch light from different angles throughout the day. Bow windows are similar, but feature four or more window panels set on a curve.
Sliding windows are a standard in many home designs. These windows are easy to operate and have a horizontal orientation to open up the view and bring in more daylight. And because grille patterns are largely deformational, you can choose to get sliding windows without them if you want an uncompromised view.
These are some of the most traditional windows on the market. These windows feature two sashes, vertically oriented. And both sashes can slide up and down inside the window frame. This makes these windows ideal for ventilation because you can open both sashes simultaneously. These taller windows are also great for getting sunlight into a room.
Transom windows are a great addition to a room where you want more natural light, but still want to retain some privacy. Transom windows may be smaller in design, but you can place them high up on the wall. There, the windows are out of the way, but can still let in some natural light. These work especially well in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Skylights are another option for capitalizing on daylight. They will filter light throughout the day so you won’t have to rely as much on artificial lighting. They also don’t compromise your privacy and are a good installation in living areas, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
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