The bathroom, much like the kitchen area, is a particularly busy spot in the home. This is why bathrooms – areas dedicated for daily hygiene and grooming activities – are an easy pick when it comes to home remodeling projects. Although old-designed bathrooms tend to focus on function more than style, there are distinctive ways to fuse modern bathroom looks with the same, or more, level of functionality. One of them is getting a new home window replacement. Here are some bathroom window styles you can consider for your bathroom.
1. Crank windows: If you want your home bathroom to be energy-efficient, installing crank windows, either casement or awning windows, is the easiest way to go. This type of window showcases a compression seal around where the movable sash meets the frame. This seal is responsible for creating an airtight window unit and slowing down heat loss. Moreover, awning windows can be left open in any weather since they allow stale, humid air from steamy showers to escape while blocking rainfall or snow.
2. Slider windows: Typically less expensive than crank windows, slider windows provide a decent energy-efficient function for bathrooms. In addition, you can easily glide this type of window sideways in order to ventilate the area. To create an airtight unit, weatherstripping needs to be applied in the space between the sashes. You may also consider ringing your local window company and asking for additional upgrades, such as low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings or Engineered Thermal Insulation (ETI) foam when installing to reduce the chance of ice buildup.
3. Privacy glass: The bathroom area is an incredibly private space where you can relax and unwind after a long day at work. If you want to install a large window to allow more sunlight in, but are particularly concerned about outsiders being able to view through the transparent glass, then you can simply add a stained or textured window pane. It significantly reduces visibility while not compromising the amount of daylighting you receive. After all, the best replacement windows specifically serve or meet your home needs.
Renewal by Andersen® of Boise is a reliable source of superior quality replacement window products and installation services. Call us at (208) 501-8361, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.