Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health, according to the EPA. To protect you and your family’s health, it’s important that you ensure there’s proper ventilation inside your home. One way of improving indoor ventilation is to install new windows.
To maximize indoor ventilation, our roof repair contractors at Armor Exteriors recommend installing any of these windows:
Choosing new windows for your bathroom is tricky, as you need to strike a good balance between ventilation and privacy. If you want to improve natural ventilation in your bathroom, awning windows are a smart choice. Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outward, creating openings that are wide enough to allow fresh air to flow in but not so wide that your privacy is compromised. Compared to other window types, awning windows don’t provide as much ventilation, but they do balance ventilation and privacy. And as an added benefit, you can leave awning windows open even when it’s raining outside.
Casement windows are hinged on one side and open outward, providing a wide opening. Casement windows should open in the direction of the wind to ensure they’re able to capture breezes.
Horizontal Sliding Windows
Casement windows are the go-to choice for many homeowners. However, since they open outward, they can interfere with traffic flow if they’re placed over walkways. If you need to install a new window near a pathway, horizontal sliding windows would be a better choice. As the name suggests, they slide open instead of swinging outward, ensuring that foot traffic is unimpeded. If you’re having trouble choosing a window replacement, consult a residential roofing or exterior contractor.
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