You can improve the look and feel of your bathroom by having a window or two installed. But how exactly do you choose the right windows for the space? The trusted window replacement company in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City, shares what you need to know.
Like the kitchen, your bathroom generates a considerable amount of indoor moisture. This not only creates a hot and muggy feel in the space but also encourages the growth of mold and mildew. Adding operable windows in your bathroom allows hot and moisture-laden air to escape while drawing in fresher, cooler air. Double-hung, casement, awning, and sliding windows are all viable options that can help eliminate the potential for mold growth in the bathroom while also getting rid of any lingering odors in the space.
2. Natural Light
Windows that can provide increased access to sunlight help create a relaxing and spacious feel to your bathroom. They can also reduce your reliance on artificial lighting during the daytime, allowing you to save a bit on your utility bills.
Getting larger windows for your bathroom might be an issue if the homes in your neighborhood are placed close to each other. Make sure your windows aren’t too big, or consider ones with grilles on them. Window placement is also important. Having them installed higher up the wall, or closer to the floor, allows you to retain your privacy without limiting the room’s access to natural light.
4. Building Codes
There are building codes in place that may influence the size and style of the bathroom windows you can have installed. You’ll need to adhere to these codes because they exist to ensure your personal safety. When bathroom windows are up to code, they can be used to safely and easily exit your home during an emergency. Casement and sliding windows typically meet these requirements, so you should have at least one of them in your space.
Stress-Free Window Replacement Services
Let the skilled experts at Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City help you choose and design the perfect windows for your bath space. Call us at (605) 341-7831, or fill out this contact form to schedule a window consultation. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Rapid City and Spearfish, SD.