When it comes to getting Portland, OR replacement windows for your bathroom, you need to pay particular attention to what you buy. If you believe that essentially any type of window can be used to replace your existing bathroom windows, you would be in error. One thing to consider right off the bat is how well your home’s ventilation system is performing. The best replacement windows in the world can only do so much if your home’s ventilation system performs poorly and contributes to frequent cases of condensation on your windows.
Here are some things you need to know if you want to get the right windows for your bathrooms.
Need to Consider Humidity and Moisture
When it comes to windows, moisture is a formidable foe. Because moisture can wreak havoc on your windows, you need to know what windows are best for preventing problems associated with moisture. In your home, bathrooms are the areas susceptible to experiencing the most humidity and moisture. But with the right windows, you can get an adequate amount of airflow to deal with these issues so that they don’t cause problems. You also want replacement windows that do a good job of keeping water from entering your home. If water gets inside and seeps behind the wall, it could cause a lot of problems with mold or mildew.
Best Window Material Types for Your Bathroom
One trip down to a replacement window shop will show you the many window material types available. But just because there are lots of options doesn’t mean that all window material types are ideal for your bathrooms. For instance, the top two window material types are, in order, vinyl and wood. Both are great options overall. Even so, wood isn’t a good option for your bathroom windows. Wood, after all, absorbs moisture in a way that other materials like vinyl do not. If you ask the experts, they’ll tell you that vinyl is the preferred choice for bathrooms.
What Windows Are Best for Your Bathroom?
There are lots of different types of windows that will work great in your bathrooms. What you want to focus on are windows that facilitate airflow and ventilation. So you’ll be fine if you find windows that are of the slider or crank varieties. A crank window, for instance, is opened and closed using a crank mechanism. Windows in the crank window category include awning windows and casement windows. Slider windows are operated by sliding the glass panes along the tracks. The two primary types include single slider and double slider windows. You can ask a replacement window retailer for help in choosing the right option for you.
Are you interested in getting Portland, OR replacement windows for your bathroom? Get in touch with us at Kemp’s Windows Inc. for the best selection of windows. Pick up the phone and call us at (503) 659-7587 to talk to one of our sales associates. You can also visit our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267 to look around and to speak to one of our employees. We’re fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington, and our AAMA-certified installers will install your new replacement windows. We’re here to help.