While you might not think of it in the same way that you think of bedroom or living room windows, your bathroom probably needs windows, as well. However, installing new windows in your bathroom is different than elsewhere in your house, and so is replacing bathroom windows. Your bathroom windows will have different priorities and you’re dealing with a room that has a very changeable atmosphere. Here are a few factors you’ll want to keep in mind.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is moisture. Between showers, baths, drying your hair, etc., humidity and moisture can build up in your bathroom. When unchecked, this can lead to problems with mold or mildew. That’s why it’s incredibly important to have a window that offers good ventilation, enabling you to air out your bathroom so that you can be protected from the results of high humidity and moisture. Picture windows simply won’t work here unless you have a very good bathroom ventilation system.
Because bathrooms can so often be humid, window condensation can be a problem — especially in the cooler months. The colder the glass, the more likely it is to fog up, especially in your bathroom. For this reason, you’ll want to look into energy efficient windows that resist window condensation by allowing less cold air to leak from one side of the window to the next. In some cases, this means double pane windows with krypton or argon between the glass.
For obvious reasons, privacy is important when it comes to bathroom windows. Often bathroom windows are situated within the shower, or there are large windows near the shower. Homeowners want to be able to use their bathroom without the fear of their neighbors peeping in. You may consider the style of window you choose or where exactly it’s installed in order to allow light in while still giving you privacy. You can also consider window treatments — obviously treatments that hold up to the moisture — in order to maintain privacy.
What factors are important to you when it comes to choosing bathroom windows? Contact Zen Windows Des Moines today for more information on bathroom windows or a free quote.