As the name suggests, picture windows act as a picture frame for gorgeous scenery outside, making them a great addition to homes in areas with stunning outdoors. And thanks to their expansive glass panes, picture windows provide plenty of natural lighting, which gives the illusion of a larger interior and brightens the mood inside.
PJ Sullivan Exteriors, one of the most trusted window replacement companies, elaborates more on the unique advantages of picture windows below:
Natural Lighting, Mental Health, and Airy Interiors
Picture windows can help improve indoor natural lighting, which gives the illusion of a larger interior. But how are natural lighting and mental health related? Studies have shown that improved natural lighting can help you improve your mood (your body produces Vitamin D, a micronutrient that can affect your mood, upon being exposed to natural sunlight) and get a better night’s sleep. (The soft warm light that’s only found in sunlight sends signals to our body to begin preparing for sleep.)
Important note: Sunlight can be too much of a good thing, which is why it’s highly recommended that you install energy-efficient picture windows. That’s because heat gain and heat loss through inefficient windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of heating and cooling costs, according to the Department of Energy. For more tips on making your home more energy-efficient, you can consult one of your local window and door replacement companies.
The Need for Additional Ventilation Windows
Keep in mind that picture windows can’t provide additional ventilation because they can’t be opened. To ensure there’s adequate ventilation inside your home, you’ll need to install smaller windows. To learn more about which windows provide the greatest amount of ventilation, consult a local contractor.
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