Modern replacement windows are designed with a lot of different factors in mind. They must meet strict energy efficiency standards while, at the same time, maintain high safety, style and functionality ratings. This is especially true for windows used in bedrooms. Bedroom windows, in particular, follow even stricter rules and regulations before they can be deemed safe for use.
Local building codes and guidelines can vary from one place to another. This is why it’s important to hire local window contractors who are familiar with the rules of your local area. But while these rules may be different, there are a few things that remain consistent across the board. Here are some tips from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland on how to choose the perfect bedroom replacement window.
Bedroom replacement windows must act as a noise barrier from the outdoors. Bedrooms are meant to promote rest, relaxation, and sound sleeping habits. This can be hard to achieve if your windows have a very little filter on disturbing noises. Double and triple-pane replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen® are not just effective at improving your energy efficiency, they can also create a good sound barrier to ensure that your sleep is not disturbed by any noise.
Lighting is just as important as sound when it comes to good healthy sleep and the best way to control lighting is with window treatments. While Renewal by Andersen windows are designed to work even without drapes, you are also free to add blackout curtains to block bright lights from waking you up in your sleep.
In most areas, bedroom replacement windows are required to function as an extra egress point in case of emergencies. This means that they must be operable at all times. This means that picture windows are, well, out of the picture. Double-hung windows seem to be the best choice as it also offers great air circulation in addition to being a good egress window.
Explore more replacement window options for your bedroom with the help of our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Tigard, Beaverton, West Linn and other surrounding areas in OR.