When choosing window styles for your home, one thing you should keep in mind is ventilation. When your home is sufficiently vented, you can enjoy a more comfortable and fresher interior. It can also help you save on energy costs and prevent your indoor environment from getting too humid.
A local window and vinyl siding installation expert shares the best window styles for improving home ventilation.
An awning window is hinged at the top and opens outward. You can open this type of window even when it’s raining. However, it creates a smaller opening compared to other window styles. You can get an awning window in smaller rooms in your home that don’t need that much ventilation.
Casements hinge to one side and open outwards using a crank. This window style can be fully opened, exposing the entire opening of the unit. You can make the most of the ventilation from your casement windows by opening them towards the wind. This will allow the windows to capture the air as it moves along your home’s exterior.
Double-hung windows open vertically and don’t protrude outside. Some types of double-hung windows will allow you to partially open the top and bottom sashes for improved air circulation. This operation will let warm air to escape through the upper sash and cool air to enter through the bottom.
Sliding windows have sashes that glide over a fixed sash. This window style is ideal for homes with limited indoor and outdoor opening space. They are also a good option for walkways or patios as they will not create obstructions but still contribute to your home’s ventilation. However, you can only open half of the window.
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