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14
Oct
2016

Let the Light Shine - Natural Light Increases Your Home’s Value


When planning the design of your home, your windows will play a significant role in the decisions you make. When considering all of your options, it's important to understand the valuable role that windows play in any space. By choosing the right windows, you can increase the amount of natural light that enters your home, and thereby also increase the value of your property!

Make your home more spacious:

When you paint a room with dark paint or cover the walls with dark wallpaper, it will make the room appear and feel smaller. The opposite is true for light colors. These rules of contrast also correspond with light and darkness. If a room has plenty of natural light, it will appear larger and more spacious. A dark room can often come across as cramped. By choosing the right window, you can make even the smallest room in your home appear bigger and more versatile.

Health benefits:

It’s no secret that the warmth of the sunlight filtering through your windows is known for being a great mood enhancer, while darkness can have the opposite effect. For families and those working from home, natural light is essential. The brain can use all the help it can get, and natural light can give you just the boost you need. According to the Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York; natural light helps provide visual and mental stimulation. Their research also supports the fact that well-lit homes are more pleasant to live in and therefore more sought-after. There are endless benefits to opening your home to the possibilities of more natural light!

Experienced Buyers:

According to a Display Villages Report by Lonergan Research, second and third-time property buyers truly value the use of natural light in a space. The better the natural lighting throughout the home, the more likely the buyers were to express an interest in that particular property.


The Lighting Research Center also noted that commercial buildings enjoyed fifteen percent in savings on electrical bills by maximizing natural light. If this is true in the commercial sector, it most certainly applies in the residential sector as well. This makes it clear why experienced property buyers and flippers consider natural lighting a priority. When buying a home, the cost of daily living and upkeep is one of the main concerns.

By choosing the right windows, you can turn even the darkest corner of your home into a quaint and creative refuge. NorthShield Windows and Doors offers a full range of windows in various sizes, styles, and colors! We even offer custom shaped windows, making it that much easier to ensure you find a style that suits your needs ! Call us today for more information about getting more light in your home.


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Sanjay Tamang
2 months ago
Love our new windows and doors. We had all our windows replaced on the main floor, side door and front door, as well as the storm doors. The installation team was great. They removed the existing awning and were really great at cleaning up after the work. There were a couple of issues after the install, but the after sales service team of Alex and Walter were able to resolve it promptly. Great advice from Walter about keeping the humidity inside the house to maintain the windows, and also how to operate them properly. And thanks very much Alex and team for buying the doorbell and installing it for us, as well as fixing the bottom part of the door frames to cover holes on the flooring. Appreciate all your hard work and for going the extra mile. Will definitely recommend your company to friends, neighbors and family.
Thomas Carlyle
a week ago
NorthShield did an excellent job with our house. They were the lowest price our of 4 companies I contacted for quotes. The windows look beautiful, and the molding is very well done. The installation was very quick, they replaced all of the windows in our house in about 4 hours. They cleaned up everything completely afterwards inside and outside, you can't even tell they were here! Very professional, very high quality installation, materials and work. I would highkly recommend them.
Courtney Schappert
2 months ago
Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
4 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
3 months ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
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