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# Window Placement Strategies

The placement of windows impacts energy efficiency, lighting, and livability. Windows on the south side allow low-angle winter sun to enter and passively heat interiors while overhangs block harsh summer rays. East and west exposures get significant daytime sun so windows are typically smaller to minimize gains and losses. North sides receive little direct light so windows can be larger for views without overheating risks. Skylights and clerestory windows distribute top-down light. Placement considers exterior aesthetics and maintains occupants’ privacy and views. Proper window orientation and sizing based on climate and building science principles maximize daylighting and minimize solar heat gain or loss.

Maximizing Natural Light in Your Home Addition

Are you looking to add more natural light to your home addition? Discover how to brighten up your space and create a welcoming and well-lit environment. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore various strategies and design tips to maximize natural light in your home addition. From choosing the right windows to utilizing reflective surfaces, we have got you covered. …

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