Window Walls and Large Doors: Practical Benefits

Trends are important to be aware of in numerous home areas, including for those who are considering any kind of home renovation or remodel. Not only will trends for what’s popular on the market and in modern homes be important for your aesthetic and style, they will also play a role in factors like material availability and other practical areas.

At Peach Building Products, we’re happy to offer a wide range of custom windows, door replacements and numerous other residential components for those considering a remodel, including one trend that’s growing in popularity over recent years: Larger doors primarily made of glass, or similar window wall materials that offer enhanced views and larger glass spaces than nearly any other window variety out there. What are some of the benefits of including these larger doors or window walls in your remodeling project? This two-part blog will look into several.

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Views and Outdoors

From an aesthetic standpoint, window walls and broad doors are ideal for those with views and the outdoors in mind. They offer incredible views, often of the panoramic variety, whether you live in an urban or rural area. They’re also ideal for connecting indoor and outdoor spaces such as patios or others.

For those looking to bring more of the outdoors to their expanded living spaces, these are some of the best options available. They combine the natural feel of the outdoors with the cozy, comfortable setup you have inside, allowing for the best of both worlds.

Passive Heating

There are several direct practical benefits of window walls or larger doors, which offer broad glass spaces that often span from floor to ceiling. One of these is found during the winter and cooler parts of the year: Passive heating, which takes place when the large glass areas allow for significant UV rays to enter the home, adding to its winter heating capacity. For windows that face the right direction, this can add significant heat to your home and limit the strain on your HVAC system in major ways.

And during the summer and warm parts of the year, you can simply use basic coverings and shades to eliminate heat buildup from natural light if you so desire. This allows the best of both worlds during all seasons of the year.

Natural Lighting Sources

Another big practical plus of window walls is the way they offer natural light, limiting the need for electrically-powered lights at various times. Window walls let in huge amounts of natural light, filtering into deeper spaces and covering more of the home in general. Not only is natural light beautiful and more appealing to the eye, it limits the energy you’re using each month and helps keep your utility bill low, while also helping out the environment.

For more on the benefits of installing window walls or larger doors in your home as part of a remodel, or to learn about any of our custom windows and doors, speak to the staff at Peach Building Products today.