Most homeowners have many different goals for their replacement windows in Boise, ID and that’s okay. In order to meet them all, make a priority list and along the way, ensure the windows you are choosing meets everything you need in new windows. Many people have energy efficiency at the top of the list and some include natural lighting, aesthetics, and other such items on it as well. Perhaps you like to throw your windows open on a nice day and get fresh air to flow through the house. Here are a few tips to help you get the most ventilation in your replacement window project:
Tip 1: Consider Casement
Casement windows are the best operational window for ventilation because they open from top to bottom, the whole way, all at once. The entire window swings open to let the breeze in. And, the open window protrudes outside of your home so it often catches the breeze and pulls it into your home. When you have casement windows on opposite sides of the room, it can get a great cross flow going in the space.
Tip 2: Minimize Or Couple Picture Windows
Picture windows are great for natural light and a good view outside your home, but not so great for ventilation. If ventilation is your goal, you might turn a picture window into a bank of windows that operate and open. You could also couple a picture window with operational windows above, below, or beside it, depending on your space constraints. That can get the air flowing well.
Tip 3: Remember Window Coverings
Once the new windows go in, whatever you choose, you will need to match them with window coverings that will allow the airflow to come through. Curtains can be tied back, but they can also get in the way of good airflow. Something like window shutters can be completely opened and pulled out of the way. Blinds also fold up very small and don’t get in the way of the window’s breeze. Keep the ventilation needs in mind as you outfit your new windows with something to cover them for privacy and light blocking on occasion.
There are lots of other ways to get good ventilation flowing through your home, depending on how it is set up. When you need replacement windows in Boise, ID, make sure you mention that you want fresh air to be prevalent in your home. The experts at View Point Windows can help you with that goal and any others you have for the project. It’s our hope that the windows you end up with meet or even exceed your expectations. Give us a call at (208) 854-1877 to ask basic questions or to set up a time to meet with us in person for a free consultation. There are no obligations attached to that meeting. You can visit our showroom to look at styles and get ideas as well. We’re located at 6715 W State St Boise, ID 83714.