Why would you get hurricane windows in Pinellas County, FL? Most people get them to further the protection over their home when storms come through and/or to get better efficiency on their home. But just because those are the main reasons to get these windows doesn’t mean you can’t have other goals for the project: like lighting. If your home feels dark and shut off from the light outside, there are things you can do to increase the natural light while you get new windows installed. Here are a few choices to consider:
Add More Windows
When you get hurricane windows, you can replace the windows you have now with the new models, but you can also get new windows installed at the same time. If there’s a room with smaller windows, why not add some more to make a larger area of glass to allow in more light? That can give you more natural light and more style at the same time. You can also place windows in hallways that didn’t have any light at all or perhaps consider a skylight in the kitchen or bathroom for lighting purposes.
Make Existing Windows Larger
If your windows are too small to let in more light, keep in mind that any replacement window you get will help with that problem. Windows today have larger glass space and smaller frames than older windows so even keeping everything the same, you will likely get more natural light. But if you want to make that an even bigger margin, consider enlarging your current windows. A small window can be made larger or a group of small windows could be made into one single large window. Consider the options and expand your windows where you can to add lighting.
Change Window Styles
There are some hurricane windows that are going to let in more light than others just because of their style. Double hung windows, for example, let in less light than casement windows because they have an interruption in the middle of them that casement windows don’t have. If you want to optimize lighting in your home and let in as much sun as possible, the style can help you do that if you are willing to make a change in that area.
There are other things you can do to get more light into your home when you place hurricane windows in Pinellas County, FL. This project is an investment, but it’s something you want to make the most out of since it’s not something you do on a regular basis. Contact the professionals at Clearwater Window & Door Inc and let’s talk about all of your goals for the project, including lighting, efficiency, hurricane protection, and anything else you have in mind. You can visit our showroom at 2025 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL 33765 to take a look at options and speak in person. Or you can call us at (727) 559-7007 and we can answer questions and set you up with a free consultation at a time that works for you.