If you’re considering a window replacement in your Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC home, your decision is sure to increase home value, curb appeal, comfort and energy efficiency. Exactly which type of replacement window you choose is up to you, though it should suit your needs and personal taste.
One unique option is to install venting windows in your home. Learn more about this option to decide if it’s right for you or call us today for an estimate for installation in DC, MD, or VA.
What Are Venting Windows?
Ordinarily, a picture window is an expansive opening that provides great, unobstructed views of the outdoors. Venting windows are a unique type of picture window that open evenly on all sides to allow fresh air to enter. With the pull of an ergonomic lever, the window projects outward from its frame by just an inch or two for passive air exchange.
Benefits of Venting Windows
With standard picture windows, you get a great view, but the windows don’t operate, which can lead to stagnant, humid indoor air. With other types of operating windows, you get ventilation, but the view is blocked by a screen. With venting windows, there are no more trade-offs. Specific benefits of this window style include:
Ventilation with the appearance of a picture window
Ordinarily, if you want ventilation, you have to sacrifice the unobstructed view and put a screen in the window. Otherwise, insects enter every time you open the window. However, venting windows have an ingeniously hidden mesh screen that only reveals itself when you open the window. The narrow, screened-in openings of two venting windows strategic placed in one room provide a pleasant cross breeze while still maintaining the unobstructed views offered by stationary picture windows.
Ventilation with more security
It’s easy for a burglar targeting your home to notice when pivoting casements or sliding double-hung windows are open. However, with the limited sash movement of venting windows, it’s hard to tell from the outside when the windows are open. This allows you to bring more fresh air into your home without announcing vulnerability to passersby, which is especially useful for nighttime ventilation.
Ventilation without interference
Unlike casement windows that pivot outward, venting windows can be used in conjunction with flower boxes and installed overlooking a deck or sidewalk. Their small range of motion also allows air to enter without the associated risks of opening windows with pets and small children around.
Venting Window Options
As with other new, high-end windows, you can expect great energy-saving and aesthetic options from venting windows, including:
- Insulated glass available with gas infill for better energy efficiency.
- Low-E glass to reflect UV rays, which helps to keep your home more comfortable and reduce energy bills.
- Heavy duty, efficiently built frames to reduce air leaks.
- Multiple interior and exterior color and casing options to match the design of your home.
- Multi-point locking hardware for home security when the venting windows are closed.
Install Venting Windows in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC
Adding venting windows to your home could provide the perfect balance between ventilation and expansive views. The ability to keep insects out while still enjoying ventilation from a picture window is a unique experience indeed.
To see venting windows in person, stop by one of our showrooms in Maryland and Northern Virginia. When you’re ready to learn more, or to schedule a free window consultation, please contact us online or call 800-370-8751.
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