Apart from allowing in copious amounts of natural light without the uncomfortable heat and glare, good windows are able to provide fresh and adequate ventilation throughout the house. Airflow is vital in rooms that often encounter high levels of moisture like the bathroom and kitchen. In this article, one of the leading window replacement companies in the Midwest shares a list of the best windows to choose for improved ventilation at home.
- Sliding Windows
Also called sliders or sash windows, sliding windows open with the sash sliding left or right, which is ideal for providing air circulation to a room. Since these windows do not protrude outward when open, they are an excellent choice for rooms facing pathways, porches or patios.
- Casement Windows
A casement window is mounted on a hinge, either on the right-hand or left-hand side. The windowpane opens outward at an angle when the crank at the base of the window unit is turned. To take advantage of ventilation, be sure to open the window towards the breeze so it can catch the air as it travels along the exterior of the house. As an added benefit, the sash of casement windows seals so tightly that air cannot pass through, making them a great option if you are looking for energy-efficient replacement windows.
- Bay Windows
These windows are a series of three windows that are installed side by side. They project from the exterior wall at an angle. While the central window is often a fixed window, the other windows on either side are, in general, casement or hung windows. These windows tend to be the focal point of a room, thanks to their colossal size, making them a common architectural piece in living rooms and dining rooms.
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