If your house feels small and dark, it could be because the rooms are smaller than you’d like or that you don’t have enough lights in the space. Or, it could be because of the old windows. If you are thinking about getting replacement windows in Plano, TX, it’s your chance to look into opening up your home with natural light. There are a number of ways new windows can help with brightening up any room.
Even if you keep your windows the same shape and size, they can still add natural light to a space when you get replacements. New windows are technologically advanced and they have much more glass space than they used to. Frames have gotten smaller and smaller, which leaves more space for glass. When you have more glass, there’s more room for natural light to come through.
When you get new windows, it’s also your chance to make changes to the window layouts and sizes you already have. Perhaps you have a group of windows that you could replace with one big picture window or a space on the wall that could use a window. These changes can bring a lot of extra light into a room and really brighten things up.
Older windows sometimes have old, dark wood on them or a darker color that just dampens any light you try to bring in. By switching to new windows with white or another light color, you can take advantage of the light that comes through and make it stand out more.
Taking Down Old Window Coverings
There might be some sides of your home that get too much bright sunshine. While you want to have natural light, you don’t want the heat that goes along with it so you cover the windows to keep the heat out. When you have new windows, you can get low-E coatings on the glass, which lets the natural light through, but not the heat of the sun. These coatings also block UV rays so you don’t have to worry about things fading so you’ll have to replace them sooner.
There are many different things you can do with replacement windows in Plano, TX. Most homeowners want more energy efficiency from them. Others want a unique style or a sense of character. And then there are those who want to brighten their home with natural light. Whatever your goals may be, make sure you tell the professionals at Southwest Door & Window when you call (214) 341-2212. During your free consultation, we can talk about what you want from your new windows. If you want more natural light, we’ll offer suggestions on how that can happen with certain choices in the windows you get. When you stop by our showroom at 10990 Petal St #700, Dallas, TX 75238, we can show you around and talk about different ratings, styles, and other qualities that are important in the choices you make before the project begins.