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How the Right Windows Improve Home Ventilation
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Windows are amongst the most useful ventilation systems in your home, improving comfort in your living space. To function efficiently, they require clear and unobstructed pathways throughout the house. To maximize the airflow in your property and improve the ventilation, here are tips from window and siding contractor PJ Sullivan Exteriors.

 Improve Home Ventilation

  1. Practice ventilating the house for a few minutes. It is said that a house needs to be ventilated for at least 15 minutes, five times each week in order for passive ventilation to be effective. This is a great way to ventilate your home during long, hot days of the summer season.

  2. Windows should occupy at least five percent of the floor area. As a rule of thumb, the area of windows and other building openings should be at least five percent of the total floor area of each living space or room. For places with higher moisture levels, such as bathrooms and kitchens, the windows should occupy more floor space.

  3. Make use of different window types to enhance air circulation. Similar to how the roofing system has different shingle options like fiberglass shingles, there are various styles of windows available on the market today. Make sure to smartly use them to properly guide air into your living space. Here are some you can consider:

  • Casement Windows

These are windows attached to their frame by one or more hinges at the side, usually operated with a crank, and are commonly used individually or in pairs. Because of how they open, you have almost complete control over the ventilation.

  • Bay Windows

This is the best option for your new windows, especially for big renovations. These are a series of three side-by-side windows that project from the home’s exterior wall at an angle. Do you have window- and other building-related concerns at home? PJ Sullivan Exteriors is one of the trusted window, siding and roofing replacement companies in the Tri-State Area. Call us today at (201) 473-4842 in New Jersey or (914) 352-7881 in New York, or fill out our online contact form to get started on your project.

Testimonials
I hired Pete Sullivan more than three years ago to help replace a small section of siding on my suburban house in New Jersey. Since then, he has not only replaced all the siding and roofing on my house, but completely renovated the entire interior, a multiyear job that included moving many walls, installing new tiles for the entire first floor, completely renovating the kitchen, and building a new...
Jason Forsythe
The job at my house was wonderful from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Josephine C.
We were so happy with the roofing, siding and pertego job PJ Sullivan did for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better company to do this for us. Pete was very attentive and visited our home at least 3 times a week and that was important for us.
Jaime T.
I love the way they treat their clients and Im happy to work with them! Pete and his guys where fabulous.
Steven J.
We are very satisfied with all planning and work done by PJ Sullivan Construction Company on our home. They exceeded our expectations and are very happy we went with them for our project. Peter, the owner, provided all of the construction and cost details, professional suggestions and explanations that we needed to make informed decisions. The project management and workmanship was excellent! The...
Mike R.
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