Bathroom Windows: Important Factors to Consider

March 18th, 2019 by

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Bathroom windows have unique requirements compared to other windows in the house, which need to be considered when choosing replacement windows. In today’s post ,Renewal by Andersen® of Portland shares the factors you should consider when choosing window styles for your bathroom.

Privacy

Privacy is always a priority in bathrooms, so you need to factor this in when choosing replacement windows. Bathrooms located against an exterior wall will need windows that are either located up high, equipped with textured glazing or proper window treatments.

The size, shape and position of the window can also help control bathroom privacy. For example, a wide but short window located high on the wall admits plenty of natural light while still maintaining privacy. If your bathroom connects to a private space, such as a walled deck or a hot tub, privacy isn’t as much of a concern, which gives you more flexibility in choosing window replacement options.

Ventilation

Ventilation is a major consideration for bathrooms, which are among the most moisture-prone areas of the home. Simply opening a window for several minutes helps balance the humidity levels in the bathroom, so be sure to look for operable window styles like double-hung or casement units.

Natural Light

Natural light can make the bathroom look bigger and more aesthetically pleasing. It also reduces your reliance on artificial lighting, which can help you save a little bit on your electrical consumption.

The ideal bathroom window is strategically located to protect privacy, without compromising natural lighting or ventilation. Renewal by Andersen replacement windows feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages that selectively block UV and infrared rays. Our windows let you enjoy the benefits of natural light without worrying about heat from the sun or faded fabrics and furniture.

Renewal by Andersen of Portland is your leading provider of custom window replacement options. Give us a call at (503) 419-3960 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Portland and Salem, OR, and surrounding areas.