When you imagine your dream home, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe it’s a big pool flanked by a jacuzzi, or a stunning view of the ocean. Maybe it’s a little cabin in the woods, with no neighbours but a wonderfully cozy fireplace and beautiful leather furniture. Or maybe you think of a tropical paradise, the kind of beach house that most of us have only seen in commercials. Either way, one thing you probably don’t even realize is a huge part of your fantasies is gorgeous lighting.
This, believe it or not, is the main thing that makes homes look gorgeous. It’s what photographers look for when they’re making catalogues, and it’s the first thing we subconsciously or consciously notice when we walk into a space. There’s a reason basement apartments are priced in certain ways, and penthouses are priced in others! The lighting is the thing that can either make someone feel like they’re living in luxury, or starving for a better mood. Luckily, there are companies that have made it their business to know all about how to design the best lighting for your space – Golden Windows sells doors and windows that make it seem like no big deal to live with the best energy savings in a space that looks like it’s come straight out of a magazine.
According to the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, installing good quality products from a reputable company that is actively committed to reducing fossil fuel energy when designing, constructing, and operating buildings is highly recommended. Teams with experience and expertise in the field of reducing waste, and especially teams that have won certifications in this field, like Golden Windows, will keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and can save you around $350 or more a year by minimizing any outdoor air that may leak in around older or non-premium products.
To get the most savings, you should buy the options with the correct Energy Performance Rating. This is determined by the climate in which you live and the orientation of the window. Maximize energy savings even more with a Low-E Coating that controls how much heat can be transferred, or by buying argon gas-filled products. This kind of filling provides added insulation and helps prevent frost build-up in colder climates.
Being green doesn’t mean sacrificing style or luxury, because there are just as many color options as there are style options in the Golden Windows showrooms. Standard neutrals as well as eye-catching brighter colours, wooden finished and vinyl touches are available for any style of door or window — and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, these professionals are always willing to come up with a customized option to satisfy your building or renovating needs. Additionally, low or no-maintenance weather-resistant paint is used on the exterior of these windows, which is a big plus, since most of us in this day and age are searching for the most practical options. Keep in mind that quality products will also boost the value of any home!