Bedrooms have a different set of requirements when it comes to what windows should be installed in them. Window and roof replacement company Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares an in-depth look at the considerations you need to make when choosing bedroom windows.
As a part of your home’s exterior, your new windows need to have proper insulation. Traditional windows typically have single-pane glazing, which allows heat to pass through easily. Therefore, uninsulated windows cause heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, which contributes to your utility bill costs. Choose replacement windows that have low U-Factor for better insulating performance or high R-Value for better thermal resistance.
Another benefit of proper insulation is that it helps control sound between interior and exterior spaces. If you work the night shift and need to catch some sleep during the day, then you need windows that mute sounds from outside. The same goes for people who need a quiet place to work or study. Video content creators and musicians can likewise benefit from a quiet environment when recording audio.
Knowing your home’s architectural style can help you determine which window style is the right fit for your bedroom. Double-hung windows are a classic choice in most bedrooms, but you can always consider other styles. Bay windows, for instance, give you extra floor space that can be used for a variety of purposes. You can fit an additional bed, bench, or freestanding chair, creating a pleasant, multi-purpose nook for your bedroom.
Regardless of the style and material of your replacement windows, you must see to it that they comply with local and international building codes. Your window and siding contractor will tell you that your bedroom must have a window that allows for emergency egress. It needs to be at least 24 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The net clear opening should be five square feet and about 44 inches from the ground.
Daylighting is the practice of using natural light as the primary source of daytime indoor brightness. With the right placement of windows, it allows natural light to come in. Daylighting also promotes healthy amounts of sleep by helping regulate your body clock with exposure to daytime-night time cycles. Several studies conducted over the decades also point to significant improvement in concentration, cognitive functions, and, in one particular study, patient recovery rates.
Pritchett Roofing, Inc. is a proud window and roof repair contractor serving homeowners and business owners throughout the region. Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can serve you. Call (770) 343-7832 or fill out our online form to schedule your free roof estimate. We serve clients in Woodstock, GA.