You might be wondering, what is the first day of fall? We have the answer for you: the true start of the fall season is this week, with the fall equinox occurring on Friday afternoon. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, lighting up your home with natural light will become trickier. Luckily, there are still ways to use natural light to illuminate your home design this fall. Let’s find out how.
The Benefits of Daylighting
Daylighting is a home design concept where you position your windows to take in as much daylight as you can. Along with replacement windows, you can boost the amount of light that comes into your home with some well-placed skylights. What are some benefits of daylighting?
- Using more natural light saves you money: During the day, you won’t have to rely on artificial light as much.
- Letting in the great outdoors: Enjoy all that fresh, crisp air as humidity melts away and you can improve your home design with the smell of fall without needing a seasonal candle. Get that stale air out.
- Absorbing daylight: The more daylight you get, the better your health will be. A study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed that people who get enough daylight feel better and sleep better, too.
Use Daylighting in Your Home Design
If you’re not sure if your current windows can handle this upgrade to your home design, you don’t have to worry. Consider getting replacement windows from Capital Remodeling. But if you’re thinking about using daylighting as part of your next remodeling project, keep these pointers in mind:
- Windows that face east and west can allow in much more daylight as the sun rises and as it sets.
- Windows that face south will bring in more sunlight in the winter, which is great as winter is coming. These windows also minimize the effects of direct sunlight exposure during the summer, too.
- Windows that face north, on the other hand, gather in a decent amount of sunlight. However, they also reduce incoming glare and keep out any possible heat gain during the summer.
The Potential Downsides
Even though using the strategy of daylighting to illuminate your home is a wonderful idea, there are some potential downsides to keep in mind. For instance, if you do it incorrectly, you run the risk of increased light glare in the summer and reduced heat retention in the winter. You’ll need to make sure you get sufficient insulation in your replacement windows.
Light Up Your Home with Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your home this fall with affordable and durable replacement windows that are perfectly placed to take advantage of daylighting. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result. If you are ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.