When you are in the market for replacement windows in South Jordan, UT, you are going to get a lot from them, even if you just get standard windows. The standard, basic windows can bring a lot to your home. They come with double pane glass and they are energy efficient. When you get even the standards, they will let in more light because they have larger glass space due to the smaller frames. But there are ways you can add even more light to your home with replacement windows. Here are some ideas to help you out.
Add More Windows
One obvious way to get more light into the room is to add more windows to the mix. If you have a group of windows in a certain room, but you still want more light, add windows above, below, or to the sides of that group. It’s an easy way to let in more light without changing the makeup of the rest of the windows.
Skylights don’t work in every room, but if you are able to put a skylight into the space, that’s a great way to add more light without taking any more wall space. Not every room has the wall space for more (or any) windows and skylights are a good consideration for those rooms.
Make Windows Larger
You can also make windows larger in order to bring in more light. Instead of having a bank of small windows, create one larger, picture window. Or simply make each casement window taller and wider. Making windows larger is going to let in more light and make the space look larger and more welcoming, too.
Use Certain Styles
There are some styles that bring in more light than others. Casement windows, for example, bring in more than double hung. Double hung have two sashes so some of the glass is covered up. Casement is all open, which lets you bring more light in a natural manner.
Consider Low-E Coatings For More Light
If you do decide to bring in more light with changes to your windows, you might want to consider the low-E glass upgrade. That upgrade blocks the heat of the sun while allowing the light through. It will also block UV rays so you don’t have to worry about things inside your home fading, either. If you want more light, it can really make your rooms look nice and open. But it cal also bring in more heat from the sun, which isn’t always a good thing.
If you are ready for replacement windows in South Jordan, UT, and you are thinking about letting more light into your home, it’s a good time to make some changes. The professionals at HomeStar Windows & Doors can help you figure out the details that you might need in order to pull it all together. We want to help you stick to your budget while getting changes that will benefit your home.