Want to Stargaze? Use Custom Window Installations to Do So
Stargazing provides a fun hobby for all ages as you explore the stars, planets, and everything in the sky. While many people enjoy stargazing outdoors, you can find ways to enjoy the stars from the comfort of your own home. The windows you have on your house can limit the way you see stars. However, custom window installations can provide whole new views of the night sky.
Follow this guide to learn more about window installations and how the window choices you make can have a big influence on stargazing indoors.
Slide-Open Windows and Telescopes
Many stargazers prefer to use telescopes to look at the night sky. A telescope can work well in an open window if the window opens correctly. You do not want to place a telescope that opens in a window that moves up and down vertically. If you choose a new window installation that slides from side to side, then you will have full range to adjust the telescope.
Easily tilt the telescope upwards and see high into the sky. With a larger window, you could use a larger telescope and see into the night.
If you want to stargaze with just your eyes, then consider floor-to-ceiling windows. The tall and large windows will give your house a lot of natural light during the day and allow you to see the full tapestry of stars at night. When you order the windows for installation, you want to avoid any extras and stick with solid plate glass.
Window grilles, panes, and panels can all create visual distractions when you try to view stars. You want large clear panels so you can see the stars from multiple angles. Keep the glass clean on a regular basis so you do not obstruct your view.
Double Insulated Windows
The winter season is one of the best times to view the stars. Night comes much earlier, and the sky is often clearer due to less heat and humidity. During the cold months, you do not want to spend excess time next to a window where cold air can leak through. Consider double insulated windows to block out the cold air.
The dual-insulated windows still offer full clarity of the night sky but will offer protection from the cold air. During the winter, you can still sit by the windows and enjoy the starry nights without excessive exposure to cold air. Not only do the windows offer comfortable ways to stargaze, but you could end up saving a lot on your energy bill.
If you want to lie down and enjoy views of the stars, then consider skylights in your bedroom. A skylight installation goes directly on your roof and offers a look straight up at the stars. A smaller skylight can offer a limited view, but you could inquire about the size based on the type of roof you have.
You may choose a larger skylight option or an option to install multiple skylights next to each other. Skylights offer an ideal way to enjoy views of the moon as it rises up and goes directly over the skylight area. Along with a bedroom, a living room or home study is an ideal place to install a skylight.
During the day, skylights will also provide a lot of natural light and help fill rooms with extra sun.
For more information on custom window installation, contact us at Central Glass Company. We will help you plan and install windows that fit your stargazing needs and offer many other benefits for the home. Let us know of any questions or concerns you have.