Choosing windows from Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle can improve your indoor air quality. Along with our parent company, Andersen Corporation, we’re the only window brands to receive the Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage Gold™ certification. Unlike other building materials, our products reduce toxins sent into the air through a process called off-gassing. Meeting the strictest air emission standard in America, we guarantee fresh air should be all your family breathes after the window installation.
Apart from outfitting your rooms with responsibly manufactured windows, picking the right unit types for better ventilation is key to enjoying healthy indoor air. Of all operating styles, we recommend these three for your window replacement:
When it comes to controlling and directing natural ventilation, casement is the king. Comprising just a single sash, casement units make the entire wall openings available to let in fresh drafts and expel stale air. Placing casement units on opposite walls promote cross-ventilation, but having at least a single opening could suffice to invite breezes.
Although double hung windows don’t maximize wall apertures for ventilation, they create adequate airflow by opening both sashes at the same time. The bottom panel allows the cool air to enter, while the top one lets the moist air to escape. Thanks to their smart design, even only one double hung unit would be effective enough to properly ventilation your room.
Like double hung windows, gliding units are composed of two staggered sashes that can partially open simultaneously. Having two movable sections offer flexibility, but using panels to best effect could ventilate any room.
Since gliding windows often cover panoramic openings, they’re usually wide. Perfect for short walls, these units can make the tiniest of rooms the airiest.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Seattle help you choose your windows in Bellevue on a room-by-room basis. Call us today at (206) 686-7733 to schedule your free, in-home consultation at your most convenient date and time.