Feb 12, 2021

Four Window Styles That Offer Maximum Ventilation

While windows increase a home’s exposure to natural light, they also serve the important purpose of offering air circulation.  However, there are a few window styles that do a better job than others.  Here’s what you need to know.

Awning Replacement Windows 

What’s an Awning Window? An awning window has hinges on the side and is operated with a crank.  It opens outwards and upwards.  It is ideal for spots that have more width than height.

Awning Windows & Ventilation: An advantage awning replacement windows have over other styles is that their design allows them to be open even when it’s raining.  This allows for breezes to flow through at times that they would not otherwise be available.

Marvin infinity awning

Bay Replacement Windows 

What’s a Bay Window? A bay window is a sequence of three adjoining windows that protrude from a home’s external wall at an angle.  The middle window is fixed, and the outer windows are operable.

Bay Windows & Ventilation: Although the central window of a bay window cannot be open, the two side windows allow for ample ventilation because they are installed at opposite angles, allowing them to circulate fresh air in numerous directions.

bay seasonGuard window

 Double Hung Replacement Windows 

What’s a Double Hung Window? A double hung window has dual sashes that move up and down.

Double Hung Windows & Ventilation: Because both sashes can be opened, double hung windows offer copious amounts of ventilation.  They work particularly well in moist rooms of the home, like bathrooms, because they provide a pathway for moist air to exit, curtailing the growth of mold and mildew.  Double hung windows are also popular in the kitchen because of their ability to vent odors out.

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Casement Replacement Windows 

What’s a Casement Window? Casement windows are a style of window that is mounted on at least one hinge, either on the left- or right-hand side.  The window opens outward and is operated with a crank.

Casement Windows & Ventilation: The configuration of casement windows allow for the adjustment of the sash’s angle which allows homeowners the ability to impact the flow of wind across a home’s walls.  To ensure optimum results, the openings should be opposite of each other.

Browse Our Window Installation Reviews:

"Thank you Lindus Construction, our new 2020 bay window and Infinity from Marvin® windows throughout the rest of our home. They look superb. Thank you for your quality work!"

Mary B.
St. Paul, MN
November 2, 2020

"Have used the company for both windows and LeafGuard® projects, Great products, sales staff and installers. Highly recommend."

Dennis F.
Eden Prairie, MN
September 11, 2020

"Although Lindus was not the lowest bid, because of their excellent ratings on Angie's List we selected them to do the project. Removing 14 double hung wood windows and two large bay windows (including frames & interior trim), cutting back the exterior siding slightly, replacing with Infinity® from Marvin units and installing new interior trim was a four day project for the crew of three. It is doggone rare to find a company that takes this kind of pride in their work any more, but Lindus definitely does. Would we recommend them? We already have. With pleasure."

Thomas R.
St. Louis Park, MN
October 13, 2020

"I had your windows installed in our home last week and they are great. Chris Meyers did a excellent job. He cares about the customers and his work. I told a few people about Lindus and highly recommend their windows and said ask to have Chris Meyers to install them. Nice product, Lindus.  The city inspector was impressed with the quality work and cleanliness by Lindus and gave Lindus more respect than any other company."

Daniel N.
Coon Rapids, MN
August 27, 2020

"Good ordering process, good quality product. Had six windows installed last year by Lindus and decided to have them come and install the rest of the windows. Even with social distancing, they were able to complete work in no time. Workers and sales were always courteous  and friendly."  

Dennis A.
Hugo, MN
July 30, 2020

"I just had a beautiful SeasonGuard bay window installed by Lindus and a bedroom window.  I have Chris coming out this coming week and he's going to measure for the other window in the living room.  I'm so pleased; I love both the interior and the exterior.  The main thing is that it's kept all of this cold air out this winter.  Thank you so much!"

Lynette T.
Columbia Heights, MN
January 18, 2020
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