The ideal window features both style and functionality. It must improve indoor air quality, energy efficiency and ventilation. Most windows contribute to better airflow, but certain styles do this job a lot better than others.
The following window styles promote better air circulation.
Bay and Bow Windows
You might want a window with an extended profile to catch more breeze. Bay windows consist of a larger, fixed window at the center and two smaller operable windows on the sides. Bow windows have three or four windows in an arc shape. Their extended profiles catch the breeze from various directions, improving ventilation and natural lighting.
Casement windows offer a quick way to maximize ventilation. These hinged windows swing outward to catch air from the outside. Its crank or motor lets you open the window fully or partially, giving you control over airflow. During snowy and rainy days, casements can create an airtight seal when closed, protecting your home from moisture and improving insulation.
How much space do you have for windows? Sliding windows have small opening requirements, making them perfect for limited indoor and outdoor spaces. They have a single sash with a simple sliding mechanism to open.
These windows can be kept open during rain or snow, and they’ll still be able to keep moisture out. Awning windows have a top hinge, allowing them to open outward. However, they’re usually small in size.
Double-hung windows are suitable for traditional and modern architectural styles. You can open both their sashes to promote maximum air circulation. Hot air can exit through the top sash while cold air can enter through the bottom.
Want to know which windows are suitable for your home’s interior design and ventilation requirements? The experts at Reliable Remodeling can help narrow down your choices. To schedule a consultation, call us at (205) 988-9194, or fill out this contact form.