When choosing a window, it’s important to factor its design, how much light passes through it, its glass area and most importantly, its ventilation. The greater your ventilation, the greater your overall comfort and indoor air quality. It can also help with energy costs as it allows greater airflow and reduces humidity.
In today’s post, the leading window replacement contractors share the best window styles for improving home ventilation.
These windows are hinged on one side and open outward. To maximize ventilation from casement windows, you should open them towards the incoming wind so that they catch air that drifts along your home’s exterior. Opening them against the wind will result in less air entering your home. However, you can crank the entire window open to let as much air in during a hot summer day.
Awning windows hinge near the top of the frame and open upwards and only in one direction. While this window may not let as much air in as casement windows, they can be used when it’s raining. You can have your window installers put awning windows in rooms that don’t need too much ventilation.
Bay windows are a series of three adjacent windows that are positioned from the home’s exterior at an angle. The central window is often a fixed window, while the other two sides can be casement or single-hung windows, depending on your preference. Bay windows are a great addition since you can open two separate windows that allow the cool breeze to come in multiple directions. However, you will need a large window opening since it takes up a huge chunk of space. These windows serve as a focal point for a room which is why they are mostly located in living rooms or dining areas.
These windows are common in many households because of their timeless look and superior air circulation. Double-hung windows have dual sashes that let cool air in while pushing warm, dirty air out simultaneously. You can place double-hung windows in areas with restricted opening space.
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