Increased, natural ventilation is one of the biggest benefits of window replacement. With high-quality operable windows, you can improve your home’s indoor air quality and have better control over your indoor temperature without any cost. But which styles should you consider? Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky talks about the ventilating abilities of different window styles.
To enjoy maximum ventilation, casement windows are your best bet. They consist of one sash that cranks open completely. This design allows them to direct and control drafts effectively, as you can utilize 100% of the window opening to expel stale indoor air. When placed on two sides of your home without any barrier in between, they provide excellent cross-ventilation.
Double-hung windows take advantage of the stratified airflow within your space. When both panels are ajar, cool breezes can enter through the open bottom sash while the indoor air rises and escapes through the top.
When all their sub-panels operate, bow windows offer excellent, natural ventilation. Considering that a bow window can be made of up to six casement or double-hung windows, a single bow can increase the airflow within the room significantly.
The bay may be slightly smaller than the bow, but it’s bigger than most windows. The middle glass panel of a bay window is usually fixed, but the two operating flankers can help your room breathe in fresh air from two directions rather than one.
Top-to-bottom ventilation is one of the reasons why sliding windows are a favorite in window installation. Their versatile design allows them to mesh with large, fixed units to provide welcome ventilation.
At Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky, we’ll be happy to suggest the best window styles to meet your needs. Call us at (502) 716-7264, (859) 629-4649 or (270) 215-5825 to schedule your free, in-home consultation.