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How to Choose a Bathroom Window?

How to Choose a Bathroom Window?

Updated: 02.12.2024

By Nina Tsoy

The window in a bathroom is meant to satisfy both aesthetic and practical needs. It creates good natural ventilation and creates a gorgeous decorative element. Windows are a huge source of daylight, which inevitably gives us a sense of natural comfort and also can be seen in different shapes and sizes.

  • Small square: Classic and Country Style
  • Round: Romantic and Gothic Style
  • Vaulted: Eastern Style
  • Big Squares with panoramic picture windows: Modern Style

An important parameter of bathroom windows is the material from which they are made. The most practical form of material is plastic. Due to humidity wooden windows are more subjected to deform, which after a while will require repair work. However, if they are correctly installed and regularly maintained by professionals, regardless of the material of manufacture, they will serve for many years.

There are various solutions to ensure privacy in the bathroom, especially ones located close to other buildings or even the ground floor. The easiest way is to install double-glazed windows with a frosted glass of any color. Another solution is decorative windows with milk glazing. If it is personally important to preserve the light going through, you can easily install blinds or a mirror film.

Most Used Type of Bathroom Windows

  • Casement Window with vertical opening
  • Awning Windows and their combinations with Fixed Windows
  • Skylight Windows
  • Slider Windows

Casement Window

Great Britain is the originating motherland of this window style, however, it is popular in the USA as well. The window consists of the frame and two casements: fixed and movable. To open the window it is necessary to move the lower casement in a vertical direction, and then fix it with special latches. The moving part is equipped with either rollers or other corresponding guides, which move along to the special grooves in the frame.

This window type has lots of advantages:

  • Impossible to be unlocked from the outside: there are one or more locks from the inside part of the glazing
  • Can be fixed at any width
  • Space between the moving parts are well tightened with the help of seals (fittings are additionally secured)

This window type can be additionally equipped with energy-saving materials and private glass, which is helpful for any bathroom.

Awning Window & Fixed Window Combination

The bathroom is the wettest room in the house; the concentration of steam easily reaches critical values. Windows are most often installed to normalize the humidity level in the bathroom. Awning Windows with adjustable sash make it easy to get rid of excess moisture. Special window accessories help to increase ventilation efficiency.

Using windows that have been manufactured with private glass have their advantages. It becomes impossible for you to be seen from the outside even in the opened position of the window. It is worth to mention, that it does not let the rain or snow to get inside in the open position.

This is the type of window that does its main function – ventilation BUT lacks a good panoramic view. However, to improve its aesthetic abilities, the market offers a combination of Awning Windows and Fixed ones. For example, this unit allows you to have a big arch window divided into a couple of sections: a fixed top and an awning with a movable lower part.

Skylight Windows

If you would like to see a sky through your roof while taking a shower, skylight windows are your choice. They are commonly decorated with blinds and have a viewable glass. Ventilation is easily organized in the open position.

This window type can be manufactured from any material, such as wood or plastic. If your choice is wood construction – it should be thoroughly covered with a special liquid to protect the wood from moisture. Such structures are equipped with thermal insulating glass units, where external tempered and internal Low-E Glass are successfully combined. The units possess soundproofing abilities, are water-resistant and durable, if maintained by skillful technicians, such as Apex Window Werks team.

Slider Type

Slider type windows are also very popular among the customers. This is usually a construction with one casement fixed, while with a special guide the other will move horizontally with the help of rollers.

Both parts should have privacy glass since the window is mainly located in the visible and reachable area. It is usually a double-pane window, which means that it has perfect sound isolation and heat insulation abilities.

To summarize, the bathroom is our private area and after a shower, there may be a lot of humidity, therefore it’s important to correctly maintain. Installing windows in the bathroom is a good idea for natural ventilation reasons. To omit any maintenance problems in the future, please, address a window installation and replacement company, such as Apex Window Werks.

Nina Tsoy

Nina Tsoy

With over 15 years of experience in the window repair, replacement, and manufacturing business, Nina is in charge for strategic solutions and exceptional operational performance at Apex Window Werks. This allows her to offer innovative techniques and solutions to address any window-related problem, all while adhering to industry standards and best practices.

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