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Amplifying Natural Light in Your Home

At Lindus Construction, we’re a fan of natural light for a multitude of reasons such as lower energy bills (up to 40% of your home’s energy use comes from artificial lighting), boosting mood & energy and its ability to make everything look better.  With the weather turning colder and the days getting shorter, we thought we’d offer some ways to increase the natural light in your home.

Skylights: They come in a variety of sizes including square, triangle, oval, etc. They are a great way to evenly distribute natural light, eliminate direct sunlight & hot spots and add aesthetic appeal to your home.  The federal government is currently offering tax credits of up to 30% on skylight windows.  Companies such as VELUX even offer battery powered skylights that have rain sensors that automatically close the unit upon detection of rain.skylight

Room Layout:  Keep furniture away from windows to allow for maximum sun infiltration into your home.

Reflective Surfaces: The more reflective surfaces you have in your home, the greater the chances of sunlight boomeranging around the room.  This can mean adding mirrors, cabinets with glass fronts and white paint to your walls, cabinets and ceiling.  It’s surprising to know that matte paints do a better job of reflecting than glossy ones.

Windows: No one enjoys cleaning windows, but a little Windex can go a long way to brighten up a room!  Shear window treatments are better at allowing sunlight to filter through than opaque ones.

Explore Window Installation: 

Sun Room: Adding a sun room allows you to bring natural lighting and warmth into your home and you can’t go wrong with the additional space to relax & entertain.

Doors: If you have a front door that currently does not have a window, switching it out for one that does is an easy way to bring more natural light into your home.  French doors also allow for  sunlight to filter in between rooms.

Sun Tunnels: Located on your roof, they are optically engineered to capture light through a high impact dome on the roof.  Light rays travel through a highly reflective tunnel, transmitting a pure natural light with no color shift. The diffuser assembly at the ceiling distributes natural light evenly into the room while limiting bright spots and glare.

Browse Our Window Replacement Projects:

Browse Our Home Window Replacement Reviews:

"Ryan did the trim on 2 of my windows a few weeks ago. Awesome job, Ryan! When he left, not a scrap of anything was left in the yard. Would never have known anyone had been there....well, except for the great trim job! Thanks again."

Susan N.
MInneapolis, MN
April 6, 2022

"I'm very happy with it and the crew was amazing!"

Isaiah B.
St. Paul, MN
March 22, 2022

"I've used Lindus Construction many times: roof, windows and recently an egress window. I would never hire anyone else. I know I can trust their work. The best."

Kathie R.
Eden Prairie, MN
February 14, 2022

"Lindus Construction was selected to replace six windows in my home. The crew arrived on schedule and performed the installation in two days. The workers did a great job and were very careful in cleanup and avoiding the tracking of snow into my living space. The work was carried out in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to others."

Tom N.
Apple Valley, MN
February 10, 2022

"Great attention to detail. The finished product looked beautiful and they wasted no time finishing the project."

Margaret C.
Rosemount, MN
January 27, 2022

"I am VERY happy with my experience with Lindus.  The crews sent were friendly & did great work. I LOVE my block windows in the basement and the doors they installed."

Kathleen C.
Shorewood, MN
January 6, 2022
75% Off Installation Labor on LeafGuard® Brand Gutters & Infinity® From Marvin Windows. We Are Also Offering A Complimentary Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through October 31st.
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