Living in California means you get beautiful, sunny days most of the year. That’s a huge advantage over living somewhere that has lots of clouds and rain. But when you have nice weather, and you’re stuck inside your home doing chores, it’s nice to be able to let that fresh air in. When you get replacement windows in Sacramento, CA, you’ll have a lot of areas to concentrate on. However, when you think about ventilation, you’ll be happier with the end results. Here are a few things to consider as you think about letting more fresh air in.
When you want fresh air, you should be able to get it. But when you want to block the outdoor elements, like on a hot, humid day, you should be able to do that as well. That means getting windows with a certain level of efficiency to them. You will want windows that are Energy Star rated, which means they meet certain efficiency qualities. From there, you can compare ratings labels to decide what’s best for your home.
The style of the window will determine how much air you can let in. Of course, you can get more air in through a double hung window, which opens both directions, then you can form a single hung window that only opens one way. You can get even more in from a casement window, that opens top to bottom the whole way and swings out of the house, bringing the breeze inside with ease. You may not want the same window style in every window hole you have to fill, but the style will help you determine ventilation options.
Not only does style determine ventilation options, but also where the window is located. For example, if you have a casement window on one side of the room and another on the other side of the room, you can open both and get great cross ventilation going. If you locate windows on the side of the house that gets the most breeze, that will bring in more ventilation as well. Think about where you place windows if you add extras and how the air will flow through the house to make the most of the project.
If you don’t want to change much about your current windows, but you do want more fresh air, consider adding some windows to the configuration. When you get new windows, it’s a good chance to make additions. You can put windows above, below, or beside current window banks, depending on where you have room, to bring in more air from outside.
Ventilation is one of the things replacement windows in Sacramento, CA are supposed to do to make your house a better place to live. If you enjoy the fresh California air more often than not, focus on letting it in when you get new windows. The professionals at Southgate Glass can help with that goal and any other goal you have in mind.