When choosing replacement windows in Vista, CA finding windows that promote natural air flow is important. Ventilation helps improve the air quality in your home and the all-natural cooling can boost energy efficiency. It starts with choosing the right window styles. Here is a list of some of the best windows to help maximize ventilation in your home:
These windows are a top choice for getting more ventilation. Casement windows hinge at the side and open outward. They are easy to operate, even with just one hand. And homeowners can control the amount of ventilation entering the home by adjusting how wide to open a casement window. And because of their design casement windows can also help catch breezes that blow side-long along the exterior of the house.
These windows let air in while keeping the elements out and are another very popular choice for ventilation. Awning windows hinge at the top of the frame and crank or push out to open. The small awning over the opening allows homeowners to open these windows for fresh air, even on rainy days. Homeowners often install awning windows in basements, bathrooms, and utility rooms. But because these windows do open outward it is important to make sure they are not obstructed by anything outside.
Sliding windows are a standard design featured in most homes and can work well in almost any room in the house. And because they do not require any additional space to open they can work along outdoor walkways or patios. One pane slides easily back and forth inside a frame, overlapping with a fixed pane. Homeowners can control the amount of air entering the home by how wide they open the window, opening it a little or all the way. The only drawback is even when open all the way half of the opening will always be obstructed.
Double Hung Windows
These are a more traditional window style. With double hung windows both panes move vertically inside the frame. This allows homeowners to open both the top and bottom of the window simultaneously, which allows warm air out the top and pulls fresh air through the bottom.
Bay and Bow Windows
These are larger windows that feature a series of panes installed as a single unit. Bow windows have three units and bow windows have four or more. Both designs project outside, adding a little extra space to the room. Also, if these windows feature operable windows they work well for ventilation as they are able to catch breezes from different directions.
These are the top styles we recommend if you are looking for replacement windows in Vista, CA that can improve natural ventilation in your home. For more information on these window styles, contact Pelican Replacement Windows. We offer a higher level of service at competitive prices. Our experts will work with you to find the best new windows for your needs and your budget. Call us at (760) 598-6422 or visit 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081.