Your windows are not just there to protect you from the elements and to ventilate your home. They are also responsible for bringing light indoors and capturing the best views. With all these elements considered, choosing the right placement is vital, especially when finding the right replacement windows.
Here are things to consider when it comes to window placement.
Taking Advantage of Sunlight and Wind
The orientation of your home to the sun and wind is something to account for during window placement. When you want natural lighting and ventilation at the same time, choose the best window style that will take advantage of these natural forces.
For instance, you can place a double hung window or any operable window in an area facing the direction of the wind. In addition, look for parts of your home where the sun shines and also where it doesn’t. Take note of the seasons, however, as the position of the sunrise and sunset varies as the year progresses.
Framing the Views
Sometimes, windows are effective in capturing the outdoor scenery, making them the focal point of any room in your home. Whether the view is an ideal one or not, the right window can be positioned to utilize focus on the best sightline while obstructing the less desirable ones.
In this instance, the suitable fixtures you should consider are picture windows. They are non-operable, which means they can’t be opened or closed. Despite this, they have large glass areas and narrow frames to help highlight your outdoors.
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