There is a definite relationship between your windows and your furniture; in fact, the two are related in a couple of different ways. The first way is probably one you have thought about before in terms of your windows and your chairs, tables, and couches, in terms of where to place these pieces in a room to maximize comfort from the heat, light, and fresh air that travels through your windows.
The effects of heat and light
When choosing new windows we often turn to information on energy efficiency to determine the best window value. Spending a little more money up front for a window with better energy efficiency usually results in long-term savings in other ways, like lower utility bills. An energy efficient window protects against sunlight (heat), temperature, and wind; the energy efficiency comes in retaining heat in winter, and cool (from air conditioning) in the summer ... but what about other effects of light and heat on objects in your home, such as your furniture and upholstery?
Today window glass comes specially treated to protect your home’s interior against the degrading and fading effects of light on fabric. Choosing Hurd replacement windows with ClimaGuard SPF will help you block 99.9% of UV rays, which will dramatically reduce fading and extend the life of your furniture, carpets and other interior furnishings. ClimaGuard SPF technology works without tinting, colored glass, or shiny reflections to block excessive solar heat gain and to maximize natural daylight. You can arrange the furniture in any room in any way you wish, without having to worry about that spot getting too hot to sit and read in, or that your furniture’s upholstery will fade quickly in the sun.
Thinking about windows a little differently
The second relationship is perhaps less obvious, but certainly no less important. Have you ever considered that your windows are themselves furniture? We don’t just mean a “window seat” type of window-as-furniture, but every window of your house is an individual piece of furniture.
At Renaissance we think that you should be thinking about your windows as furniture. Buying beautiful, high-quality windows today means choosing from the best in wood or wood finishes, and it means you no longer need to hide your windows—and block the sunshine—with heavy curtains or drapes. Rather, today’s windows are stronger and more beautiful than ever, making them showpieces in and of themselves, while leaving your windows free of coverings means you get to enjoy them, and the increased field of view from a larger visible glass area.
Are you interested in enhancing the look and performance of your home with new windows? Are you ready to extend the life of your furniture and carpeting, while improving your home’s energy efficiency? Stop in to see us at Renaissance Windows and Doors today!