When choosing new windows for your home, there are still some people that do not really think about proper ventilation. Sure, the style, materials and cost are all major considerations, but, your window’s role in providing adequate airflow around your home should never be overlooked. Here are our top picks on which windows to get to boost ventilation.
Casement windows are fantastic windows if you want to maximize ventilation. They hinge on one side and swing outwards to open. Because of the way they open, you can have complete control over ventilation. You can crack them a bit to catch a light breeze or open them all the way to catch as much air as possible on hot days.
If you do not have a lot of space, your window contractor might recommend sliding windows for your home. This is because they do not protrude, but, instead, one sash slides over the other. The only downside to horizontal sliders is you can only ever open half of the window.
These are a classic and can be found in many homes, and for good reason. They have a beautiful and traditional aesthetic, and they also aid in proper ventilation. With double-hung windows, both the upper and lower sashes can open. This means you can let cool air in through the bottom while pushing out the warm air through the top.
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