When shopping around for new windows, many homeowners fret about the material or style. While these considerations are indeed very important, you shouldn’t forget to think about your window’s functionality as well. A great window should not only look beautiful, but allow for proper airflow. In today’s post, window replacement experts Renewal by Andersen shares their top three picks of the best windows for improving home ventilation.
1. Casement Windows
These are great windows for maximizing ventilation since they are hinged on one side and swing outwards. Because of the way casement windows open, you can have full control over ventilation – you can open them slightly to catch a light breeze, or swing them wide open to get as much fresh air as possible. Casement windows come in a manual option, or with a crank or motor.
2. Sliding Windows
Sliding windows or horizontal sliders can be opened by sliding one panel over the other. Since it does not protrude when open, sliding windows are a great option if you live in a home with limited space. The only real drawback is you can only ever open half of the window.
3. Double-Hung Windows
This is one of the most widely used window styles and can be found in many homes across the country, and for good reason. Not only do they lend your home a lovely traditional look, they are also great at promoting maximum air circulation. With double-hung windows, both the upper and lower sashes can be opened so you can push warm, stale air out through the top while simultaneously letting in cool, fresh air through the bottom.
If you are looking for the highest quality replacement doors and windows, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Give Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey a call at (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today.