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Ventilation Rates And Energy Efficiency of Various Window Types

Ventilation is essential to create a naturally comfortable home. This short video compares the ventilation rates of different window types. An important consideration is how the windows operate, because some operating types have lower air leakage rates than others, which will improve your home’s energy efficiency.

source/image(PrtSc): Breezway Louvre Windows

Different types of windows allow different levels of air leakage. Awning, hopper, and casement windows have sashes that close by pressing against the window frame, providing lower air leakage rates than sliding and double-hung windows. Fixed windows are generally air tight, but obviously don’t allow any ventilation.//Breezway Louvre Windows

Many features and technologies make windows more energy efficient and improve the durability, aesthetics, and functionality.

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When selecting new windows, consider the frame materials, the glazing or glass features, gas fills and spacers, and the type of operation.Finally, even the most energy efficient window won’t be as energy efficient if it is installed incorrectly. We recommend that you have a professional install them for you.