When it comes to choosing replacement windows, some of the first things you’ll probably consider are the material and style. However, windows are meant for more than just boosting your home’s visual appeal. They can also provide better functionality for your home. So, if you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you should consider windows that provide increased ventilation and airflow.
Our top home improvement experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri share which windows offer improved ventilation:
As one of the most common window styles, double-hung windows are relatively simple and traditional in design. If you’re getting them for your home, you won’t just benefit from their outward appearance but also their ability to facilitate air circulation thanks to their upper and lower sashes that can be opened. They help bring in the cool, fresh air through the bottom while the hot air escapes through the top at the same time.
These windows are mounted on a hinge that can either be on the left- or right-hand side. Casement windows need a bit of space because they protrude outward when opened, with the help of a crank at the base of the window. The wind that passes through open casement windows is easily funneled indoors via a cross-breeze effect that offers natural ventilation throughout your home. While casement windows are more common in bathrooms and kitchens, they can also be used in a living room, bedroom, dining room or any area in your home.
Unlike casement windows, you don’t need space when opening sliding windows as they don’t protrude outward. As the name suggests, a sash slides over a fixed one, but these windows can still provide great ventilation for your home. They are especially ideal if you have limited indoor and outdoor opening space.
The top-quality installation services offered at Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City and Central Missouri are second to none. Give us a call today at (913) 956-0887 to learn more about our high-quality replacement windows and patio doors. You can also fill out our convenient contact form online to schedule a consultation. We serve Kansas City and the surrounding areas.