How to Maximise Natural Light With Your Sash Windows


At Super Sash Windows, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with state-of-the-art products and technical support. We have been manufacturing high-quality sash windows for over 25 years, designed to increase your home’s comfort level by allowing sunlight and fresh air into your living space.

This blog post will teach you how to maximise the natural light that comes through your sash window while minimising temperature changes due to external factors like weather conditions or direct sunlight.

Choose the right size and number of sash windows

The key to achieving maximum natural light is to select the correct size and number of sash windows in each room. Too many small windows can reduce the amount of outside light that can enter, while too few oversized panes will decrease air circulation within your home. When deciding what size window you need, consider ceiling height and wall space as well as nearby backdrops such as trees or other buildings that could limit incoming sunlight.

Install weatherstripping

Weatherstripping helps prevent heat from entering or leaving a building by sealing gaps between two objects, such as two types of wood door frames or two sets of closed window panes, which can allow excessive amounts of cold air during winter and increase internal temperatures unnecessarily during summer months. Weatherstripping around your sash window ensures all parts remain appropriately sealed when closed, so no stubborn draughts occur in your rooms.

Fit curtains or blinds

Curtains and blinds are invaluable accessories when it comes to maximising natural light in your home; they provide insulation when drawn but also enable moderate levels of lighting without glaring onto furniture, carpets, etc… Blinds should be made out of lighter materials like lace or voile fabrics, so they don’t block out too much sunlight hence being more suitable for bedrooms. In contrast, heavier-weight drapes that regulate incoming sunshine can make living areas brighter overall.

Additionally, use a sheen effect shutter-style material for an added degree of control over how much sun enters your property, especially during warmer months where additional glare may otherwise cause higher indoor temps.

Invest in tinted glass

Tinted glasses are specially manufactured glazing options that filter UV radiation rays helping reduce energy costs associated with HVAC systems due to their thermal insulation remitting less heat inwards during the summer and mitigating temperature drops in the colder season.

Sash windows are an essential feature of many homes, providing natural lighting and ventilation. By following the tips outlined above, you can ensure your sash windows allow as much fresh air and sunshine into your space as possible – without letting in unwanted extreme temperatures!

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive approach to maximising natural light with your sash windows, don’t hesitate to call Super Sash Windows today. Our experienced team is here to help you with all the steps necessary for a successful window installation or renovation project. So visit our website today and read up on more of our articles related to home improvement works and get in touch immediately if you require assistance with your window projects!

Gregg Richards

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