When choosing specific window styles for your home, you have to go beyond their aesthetic impact and ensure that they can provide some practical benefits too. For instance, remember that your windows should also be able to contribute to the ventilation and air flow in your home, and there are certain styles that can best serve that purpose.
In this post, window replacement experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix share three of the best windows for improving home ventilation.
Typically operated on a crank or motor, casement windows are hinged on one side and swing outward to open. Due to this mechanism, these windows can offer you an almost complete control over ventilation. If you simply want a light breeze, you can crank them open a bit. And if you want the outside air to fill your home, you can open them fully.
Horizontal sliders are another great choice for your next window replacement project. Since they do not protrude outside when they are open, these windows are ideally placed along patios or walkways where any obstructions can create hazards for anyone passing by. Nevertheless, take note that horizontal sliders do not open completely. You can only open half the window or less, but depending on your needs, these windows can still do a good job of providing ventilation.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay windows are typically designed with three windows that are arranged as a single unit. The middle window is fixed and the largest one, while the two placed on its sides are smaller but operable. Bow windows, on the other hand, have three or more windows arranged in an arc. The best thing about bow and bay windows is that they can catch breeze from at least two directions. Apart from ventilation, they also allow you to maximize your view and natural light.
Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix is a locally based company that specializes in door and window replacement. With several years of experience in the industry, we can ensure top-notch workmanship that meets or exceeds your expectations. Call us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Phoenix, AZ.