Will you open the windows on a rainy day?
If you’re anything like me then you love being able to open the windows in your home and let the breeze roll through. When it’s raining, however, this can become an issue. I was at a friends house the other day and they had their downstairs windows open to take advantage of the breeze. Without warning, a downpour of rain began and before they knew it they had puddles of water around their open windows.
Open the windows even when it’s raining
There are several small and simple solutions that you can implement to ensure you can keep your windows open in any weather. These are: awnings over the windows, opting for wind-out windows and adding rain safe ventilation to your windows.
Depending on the style of your home, awnings can be a great solution to this problem. Awnings come in many different styles and colours. They can be built in everything from weatherproof fabric to timber and Colorbond.
While you may think of older or country style homes when you think of awnings, there are many modern options available.
They are a great way to keep out rain but they also work to keep the excess sun out too!
Adjustable awnings allow you to open them up when required and then hide them away again when they’re not needed.
Also known as “awning windows” these are a great modern solution.
These windows allow you to open them and let the breeze in while still maintaining the benefit of any window glazing.
These windows open from the bottom, so it’s easier to keep the rain out. They can even be adjusted so they can be opened a lot or just a little.
Rain Safe Ventilation
These nifty little inventions sit at the top of the window and can be opened and closed. They are designed to keep rain and bugs out but allow the air to flow through your home.
These do need to be properly installed but they are an almost invisible solution.
It’s always a good idea to protect your home from the elements. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to mean keeping the good weather out either.