In the first installment of our blog series, we talked about the health benefits of maximizing on daylight. For the second part, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas explores the window options that maximize on daylighting. We also look at the key design principles that make the concept work.
It is in the windows.
The first key element that you need to get right is your Kansas windows. While all windows can bring in light, you have to choose the right ones to maximize on the potential. Here are the options available:
• Picture windows: These windows are made precisely to maximize on light. These feature wide, clear panes of glass and are immobile. Customizable in size, these draw in the most light to illuminate your home.
• Casement windows: These windows have the added benefit of being able to open up as wide as their frame. This gives casement windows the added benefit of ventilation. Note that the angles these settle on when open can reflect light in odd angles.
• Sliding windows: These windows can also open up to a great degree. These draw in fresh air and natural light.
It is also in their arrangement.
It is advisable to get a combination of several of these windows to balance out natural lighting and ventilation. The best choices for your Ulysses windows in this regard are picture windows spaced by casement windows. When shut, casement windows act like picture windows, as well. Moreover, focus the placement of your windows in areas that are across the path of the sun in your area.
Bring these all together and you can have natural light streaming into your home in no time. Call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas today at (855) 871-9140.We will be more than happy to help you set your home up for great daylighting.