Installing kitchen windows can help improve kitchen ventilation and brighten the mood in what’s considered the heart—or the hub of activity—of your home. But before you choose new kitchen windows, you need to consider a few factors.
Pritchett Roofing Inc., your trusted exterior and roof replacement company, lists them below:
1. Design and Color Scheme
While choosing a window style is mostly a matter of preference, you still need to make sure your new kitchen windows complement the other parts of your kitchen. Remember: When it comes to kitchen design, consistency is key.
Here’s a pro tip: To keep your kitchen’s design from becoming too one-note, you can install window treatments like shades and valances with bold colors and designs. Unlike curtains, shades and valances can add a bit of personality to your windows without drawing attention from the views they provide.
2. Ease of Use
Don’t forget that design and functionality can never be separated—the two always go hand in hand. In terms of ease of use, sliding windows would arguably be the most practical choice. They’re easy-to-open and have a simple design that maximizes their glass area and, by extension, the natural lighting they provide.
3. Light Control
Natural lighting has several health benefits: it can improve your mood and help you get your daily dose of Vitamin D. However, it can be too much of a good thing, which is why it would be a good idea to install window treatments made from loose fabrics like linen.
4. Local Building Codes
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends using windows to supplement mechanical ventilation, which should be able to sustain airflow equivalent to 5 air changes per hour based on the kitchen volume. Keep in mind that local building codes vary depending on your area. To learn more about your local building authority’s regulations, consult a window and siding contractor.
Here’s a tip: It’s best to consult local contractors. Since they’re familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. has been providing professional exterior services, including window replacement and roof repair services, to northern Atlanta residents since 1981. To schedule a consultation, call us at (770) 345-1622 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Canton as well as the surrounding GA communities.