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Thursday, November 21 2019
Sunlight is important for your overall health and well-being. Bringing natural light into your home can make you feel happier, less stressed, and more energized. If you want to bring more sunlight into your home and brighten up your space, there are some different ways you can achieve this.
Are Skylights or Windows the Best Option?
You might be wondering if a skylight or fixed window is the best investment to bring more sunlight into your space. Skylights/windows will be successful in brightening your home; however, they are limited in their features and benefits. Skylights and some window styles aren’t operable and can’t be opened to let in fresh air and ventilate the space. Though your space will have additional light, it will still be closed off and could make the space feel smaller than it is. If you want to make your space feel brighter and more open, there is a better way to accomplish this.
Large Glass Doors Let the Light In
A better way to illuminate your space with an abundance of natural light is by installing a large glass door system. You can use a folding or sliding door to eliminate walls and replace them with glass. There are many other benefits that come with installing a large glass door system in addition to increased sunlight.
Folding and Sliding Doors Increase Airflow
The ability to fold or slide your glass doors opens means your home will have plenty of airflow. You can open doors on cooler summer nights to cool down your home and create ventilation. When you use more than one large glass door system in your home, you can create cross ventilation and significantly reduce your need for electric cooling systems.
Large Door Systems Extend Your Space to the Outdoors
Large glass doors are a better investment because not only do they bring plenty of sunlight into your home, but they make your home feel bigger by expanding it to the outdoors. Folding and sliding doors create a smooth transition from your indoor space to your outdoor living area making it perfect for entertaining.
Your Home Will Be More Energy Efficient
Folding and sliding doors have many glass options that will insulate your home and increase energy efficiency. The doors can keep the cold inside during the summer and keep the warmth in during the winter. You will reduce your energy costs by running your air conditioning and heater less. The additional natural light will also eliminate your need for electric lighting during the daytime.
Folding and Sliding Glass Doors Create Expansive Views
Another benefit of having a wall of glass means you will have expansive views of the surrounding nature. This connection to nature will create a relaxing environment and increase your quality of life.
Glass Doors Offer Accessibility and Safety
Opting for a large glass door system instead of window or skylight means your home will have another access point. You can enter or exit your home through your folding or sliding door and it provides another safe exit in the event of an emergency.
A large glass folding or sliding door is the best option for bringing more sunlight into your home. To learn more about the benefits of glass walls, complete this form to talk to a glass door expert.