Your bathroom isn’t quite like any other room in your house for a lot of reasons. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an indoor pool, your bathroom probably experiences the most moisture of any room in your home.
Your bathroom isn’t quite like any other room in your house for a lot of reasons. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an indoor pool, your bathroom probably experiences the most moisture of any room in your home. Furthermore, you, your family, and your guests all want to feel safe when using the facilities. The combined needs of moisture resistance and privacy mean that you should take a little more time than usual to pick out your bathroom windows. At All-West Glass we have locations all over Western and Northern Canada. Our window and glass experts can walk you through what to consider when choosing new windows for your bathroom. Here are a few things to consider to get you started: 1. Ventilation The large amount of moisture produced in your bathroom means two different things for you windows: ventilation and water-resistance. Depending on what kind of ventilation your home already has, you may need to think more or less about how and how much your windows should open. Similarly, depending on where the window is placed in your wall, you may want to weigh the need for ventilation against the need for security. 2. Water-Resistance Secondly, you’ll want to consider the materials that go into the window itself. Again, exactly how moisture-proof you’ll need your windows to be will depend on what kind of ventilation you have. Vinyl windows, however, are a great all-round option for bathroom windows as they come in a wide range of styles, are relatively inexpensive, and hold up great against moisture damage. 3. Privacy The other big issue when it comes to bathroom windows is privacy. There are few things more relaxing than looking out onto nature while soaking in the tub—but we don’t always want nature to be able to look back. Tinted windows can be a great way to get a view without compromising your privacy, as can glass with special patterns in it. Sometimes, however, it’s simply a matter of where you place the window in your wall that can allow you to see out without anyone else seeing in. There are many of important details to consider when it comes to choosing bathroom windows. That’s why out experts at All-West Glass are here to help! We have 19 locations serving Northwest Canada, including Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Prince George, Yellowknife and Whitehorse. Contact us today to learn more!