Tired of dreary, scratched up windows that make your home seem dark, even on sunny days? Frustrated by old-fashioned, worn-out windows with bulky designs that block warm, welcoming sunlight?
You’re not alone. A lot of homeowners struggle with getting natural light indoors—but the right replacement windows can solve that issue, making your home brighter and more refreshing. It can even save you on energy and boost your mood.
Install new windows with large panes that invite in more light—and enjoy these undeniable benefits to your home and lifestyle.
How Better Window Lighting Boosts Your Lifestyle
Natural lighting brings a lot of good to you and your family beyond things like curb appeal and home value (which, of course, are important!). With new windows and better natural lighting, you’ll also see personal benefits:
Studies consistently show that natural lighting is better for us than artificial lighting when it comes to being effective and productive. There’s just something vital about sunlight that helps us get things done.
Whether you have students at home who want to improve their test scores, or you have a home office that needs to be bright to help you stay motivated mid-afternoon—new windows that allow in more natural light will help you be energized to accomplish more.
Daily Dose of Vitamin D
There’s no denying that getting enough vitamin D is important for our well-being. Vitamin D helps us stay healthy in many ways—boosting our immune system, strengthening nerves and muscles, working with calcium to build our bones, and fighting fatigue.
While you can get some of your daily dose of this key vitamin through foods or supplements, the best source is sunlight—invited into your home with beautiful new windows.
You’ve probably heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition characterized by low mood, sluggishness and sadness. It affects many people especially in winter, when it’s harder to get enough sunlight.
As it turns out, natural lighting is an important way to keep our energy up. It also boosts serotonin levels in our brain (the happy chemical!), which can lift your mood if you’re feeling a little down. New windows are a handy tool to help with this.
Getting a solid night’s rest is also vital to your well-being—both physically and mentally. And interestingly, you can help yourself get into a good sleep rhythm with sunlight exposure at the right times of day.
This fact is something that’s easy to overlook, because artificial light makes it so simple to have illumination 24/7. But humans are built to be awake when it’s bright out, and sleeping when it’s dark. Natural lighting, welcomed in by new windows, helps your body know when it’s time to be awake, and when it’s time to get some ZZZs.
Advantages Your Home Gets from New Windows
Attractive replacement windows can do a lot of good for your house, especially when you choose designs and features that are created to bring in lots of beautiful natural lighting.
Gorgeous replacement windows create strong curb appeal. They pull your house’s entire look together to catch the eye of guests and neighbors. They also make your indoors look beautiful, crisp and stylish.
And with all the new elements available for today’s windows, style doesn’t mean giving up substance. You can enjoy high-end fixtures, strong safety features, and durable materials that look attractive as well as give you a great view of the outdoors.
Increase in Home Value
Tune into any home improvement show, and you’ll notice a couple of common themes: People like open floor plans, and they like natural lighting. Why? Because both of these features make a house brighter and more inviting to live in.
Today’s replacement windows provide larger panes of glass, as well as sleeker and slimmer frames so you get more light indoors. New windows also come with or without grilles—those grid-like features that are so common on old windows, but which block light. Having the freedom to have beautiful windows without grilles is a must for many homebuyers and renters.
Better Use of Your Home
When your home is more brightly illuminated with natural lighting, it makes your entire lifestyle better. You’ll be able to see well throughout the day, without having to turn on lights sooner than you’d like. You’ll eliminate shadowy areas, giving you and your family better lighting for working, reading, crafting, and studies.
Replacement windows come in numerous sizes, shapes and styles to fit with each room’s usage, giving you freedom to ensure your space is utilized to its fullest with stylish appeal.
As much as 15% or even more of your household’s electricity comes from your use of artificial lighting. If you have attic or basement living areas, you’re probably using even more energy, not even realizing you have choices. But you do!
New windows with greater glass space can invite much-needed sunlight into all your living spaces, allowing you to lower your daily use of electricity. And with added energy-efficiency from today’s modern window materials, you can warm your home during the winter with more sun, while keeping out drafts. These features all add up to satisfying savings and a more eco-friendly home.
Take the Leap and Invest in New Windows for Your Chicago Home
Ready for new windows that brighten your Chicago area home and bring you delight? We’re here to help. Our windows team are expertly certified in installations for every brand we work with—including ProVia, Marvin, and Pella—so that you can rest assured your replacement windows are properly installed and warrantied.
Learn more about how replacement windows installed by Siding & Windows Group can benefit your home.