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.
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.
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.
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.