Is it difficult to get a good night’s sleep because your room is too hot, too cold, or you can clearly hear outdoor noise? Let’s take a look at the most popular bedroom windows that can help solve these problems. Why the windows? You may not realize it, but windows play a significant role in the overall tranquility of your room! Replacement windows will open up your space, bring in more light, and help you save money on your monthly energy bill! A quiet, comfortable bedroom is ideal for getting a good night’s rest.
Keep in mind; some window styles work better in different rooms. For the bedroom, you’ll want windows that allow natural light to come in and enable you to control airflow. With all of the available types, choosing the right one may feel overwhelming. Today we’ll help you choose the best windows for your bedroom, along with which style to avoid.
Choose Energy-Efficient Windows
A bothersome draft, cold room, or single-pane window that lets in outdoor noise doesn’t exactly create a relaxing environment. When upgrading your windows, you want to keep an eye out for ones with low-emissivity (called Low-E) coating that keeps the cool air in during the summer and out in the winter. If you only have a single pane window, we highly recommend upgrading to a double pane. They are much better insulators and can include argon gas which significantly slows the transfer of heat from entering your home during the summer. If you live in a loud city, near a busy intersection, or have a noisy neighbor, sound reduction window packages can significantly reduce outdoor noise pollution from entering your home.
Window Styles We Recommend
While choosing the glass type is essential for comfort, picking the right window style is the most exciting part! You can get creative and let your interior designer come out. While there are many different style options, we recommend casement and double-hung windows as the best styles for bedrooms. They’re the most popular bedroom windows for a good reason!
Double-hung windows are the classic style that goes with every bedroom. They’re great for rooms that face high-traffic areas because they offer better privacy than other windows. If your room isn’t facing a busy area, you can add multiple double-hung windows side-by-side for maximum ventilation, sunlight, and views. These windows give you control of air circulation and room temperature by moving the panel up or down (opening or closing the window).
Casement windows offer great versatility and incredible energy-efficiency. They typically operate with a hinge on the side and open with a crank. They have an airtight seal between the window frame and the sash, which creates superior insulation and energy efficiency compared to other types of windows. Similar to double-hung windows, these windows give you great control over the airflow in your room. Your room will be cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and your bills will be lower.
Windows Styles We Don’t Recommend
While picture windows are beautiful and allow in the maximum amount of sunlight, we do not recommend them for your bedroom. They are fixed in place and cannot open or close to improve the room’s airflow. While it’s tempting to get them so you can wake up to a room full of sunshine and outdoor views, it will make you overly dependent on your heating and cooling unit to keep the room at a pleasant temperature. We recommend keeping these windows for your living room, where you can relax on the couch and enjoy the unobstructed view of the outdoors.
California Showcase Construction
As you can tell, the most popular bedroom windows aren’t about aesthetics, but about function and airflow! Since you start and end your day in your bedroom, it should be a comfortable and quiet place. We hope this blog helped, and if you have any additional questions feel free to reach out! Our phone number is (951) 682-0208, or you can reach us directly on our website.