If you’ve ever spent time in a bathroom with poor air circulation, you know how very important this is! Perhaps the bathroom was stuffy, stinky, steamy or even moldy. Maybe it’s your own bathroom that feels closed in and is unpleasant to use because it has ventilation problems.
A functioning bathroom window can solve ventilation problems and can help protect the health of your family too. This isn’t just about aesthetics or odor. A bathroom with trapped air and moisture is detrimental to the integrity of your home and the well-being of you and your family.
Mold loves areas of the home where it’s wet and stays wet or moist. That makes the bathroom a prime place for mold to grow. Unfortunately, this fungus (mold) can be a real health hazard which causes: nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, sneezing and eye and skin irritations. People with a weakened or compromised immune system may experience severe reactions to mold.
The best way to keep your family safe and healthy is to prevent mold. Here are some suggestions:
- Squeegee the walls of your shower after each use.
- Make sure your exhaust fan is working properly and is powerful enough for the size of your bathroom.
- Seal and waterproof the grout around your tub and sink.
- Install a window that will allow air to circulate freely.
The wonderful thing about replacing your bathroom window is that you not only take a giant step toward preventing mold, you also give your bathroom a new and updated look.
Awning windows are perfect for bathrooms. They hinge at the top and can be opened or closed with a crank that’s simple to operate. Awning windows could be your solution to bathroom moisture and poor ventilation.
But, maybe you’ve been reluctant to install a new bathroom window because you’re worried about privacy. The bathroom is definitely a place where you want to be sure you are truly alone and the good news is there are plenty of window options that give you that peace of mind.
How to keep your bathroom private and secure:
- Apply film to the window so that people outside can’t see inside, while natural light can still filter in.
- Hang curtains or blinds so that when you want privacy, you can close them and have it.
- Install a window with a pattern and tint.
Privacy glass is available in different varieties which you can match to your bathroom design. Some patterns have strong, bold lines while others resemble a cascade from a waterfall. You can also choose a hint of color for your privacy glass window that fits your color scheme.