There’s no denying the fact that the last couple of years have been tough on everyone. However, if you have been feeling a little blue, one solution may be to increase the amount of natural light you live with daily. Many people live in homes with a noticeable lack of natural light, something that could be rectified by adding more windows. 

Natural light is good for our bodies, our emotions, and our wallets 

Studies have shown that natural light can improve one’s quality of sleep, something that is crucial to our well-being. Natural light can also reduce eyestrain, especially when reading or trying to focus on close work. Optometrists warn that reading in a dark room can cause discomfort since one’s eyes are constantly having to readjust. 

Lack of natural light can increase depression, particularly for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD). In fact, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review, 47% of American workers reported feeling tired, very tired, or gloomy as a result of a lack of a window or natural light in their offices. Windows and light are even more important in our homes, especially when you consider how many Americans worked from home by the end of 2021 and how many plan to continue working from home full-time even when the pandemic is over. 

Gloomy, dreary, and dimly-lit rooms are simply less inviting and seem more confined than well-lit rooms. Rooms with natural light seem more spacious. Welcoming and spacious-looking spaces filled with natural light can improve the resale value of your home.

Which types of windows are best for your home?

If you agree that your house could benefit from more natural light, it may be time for you to consult with the top-notch professionals at American Window Products to install more windows. 

The actual placement of those much-needed windows is important, and so are the types of windows you choose. You will want to consider practicality and versatility; AWP can help guide you through the entire process!

Both vinyl and aluminum windows have their advantages, and we have an extensive selection of both types. 

Aluminum windows

Aluminum windows are durable, strong, impact-resistant, and climate-resistant, even in extreme weather conditions. They don’t need painting or repainting because of their baked-on enamel finish. Many people enjoy their sleek and contemporary look. 

Other customers appreciate the fact that aluminum windows are easy to clean, even on top floors because they come with a convenient tilt feature so they can be accessed from the inside.

Another plus to aluminum windows is their ability to provide security and safety because you can fit them with extra deadbolt and cam-action locks.

Customers who prefer aluminum windows have many varieties to choose from. We are proud to represent 16 window manufacturers; this means that we offer 80 different models of windows from which you may choose and that fit your budget. American Window Products also offers a complete line of aluminum single-hung or slider windows in a variety of colors.

Vinyl windows

Vinyl windows are less expensive than aluminum windows. They can be made to look like various wood finishes, but don’t have any of the disadvantages of wood, such as rot, moisture, warping, infestation, and frequent maintenance. Their durability also means that they don’t need to be re-painted. Another advantage to vinyl windows is the fact that they are energy-efficient because they don’t conduct heat. 

If vinyl windows are right for you, you will be able to choose from our enormous selection of styles, colors, and designs. We have options to please every aesthetic. 

We are also proud to provide warranties that can be tailored to your needs and budget. At American Window Products, you can choose from a variety of different warranty durations.

Whichever type of window you choose, the professionals at American Window Products will be able to help you every step of the way. We have received many compliments from our satisfied customers, such as Suzanne W. who said, “They put in 11 windows in one day! Very professional crew & salesman, Roger. I will recommend to others. Thank you for a job well done.”

If you would like to discuss the many options available to you as you brighten your living and working space by adding strategically placed windows to your home, please call (904) 667-0873 or contact us online