There are a lot of things that windows do for any home in Thousand Oaks, CA. You know they protect your home from the rain and cool weather in certain seasons. They also shield you from too much sun and allow you to look out over your property. Plus when it’s really nice out, which it often is in this area of the country, you can let the fresh air into your home. But there are more things you can do with ventilation than you might think. If you are looking into replacement windows, keep ventilation in mind as you look through the options. Here are a few things to consider.
Ventilate new rooms
There are lots of rooms in your home and many of them have windows, but when you are putting in replacement windows, you might want to consider adding a few more in order to ventilate other rooms or add extra ventilation to certain rooms. Not every bathroom has a window, for example. And the bathroom is almost always the most humid room in the house and needs fresh air from time to time. It’s also a space that needs privacy. Consider adding a window if the bathroom is in the right location. You can put one high up on the wall so no one can see in or you can get frosted glass or another privacy element so you get everything you need in the space.
Consider cross ventilation
You want your stale air to go out and fresh air to come in. You can do that by making sure your windows are in the right locations so you can cross ventilate. Sometimes all it takes is opening both the top and bottom part of a double-hung window. Other times you can open casement windows on opposite sides of a room to get the air flowing through. Think about the air patterns and how they can move through your house so you get the best ventilation possible.
Bigger openings equal more air
Since you live in Thousand Oaks, CA, you probably want the windows open more often than not. It’s nice to have big windows that show you the view around your home, but it’s also nice to let the fresh air in. The larger your windows are, the more fresh air you will be able to get into the house at one time. You might consider sliding glass doors that can help you get more ventilation fast.
Whether you like the way your house is set up with windows now or not, the experts at Quality Windows can help. Replacement windows give you a chance to make any changes you see fit. Give us a call at 805-984-5895 and let’s go over your priorities in detail. Every home is different and various homeowners want various things in replacement windows Thousand Oaks. The good news is, we have them all! Stop by and see some options at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030 or 534 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.