Retro-Fitting Window Vents

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Did you know that in England and Wales (hopefully Scotland soon too) it is a legal requirement to have trickle window vents fitted to all newly installed windows? Unfortunately for our customer, their window installer provided them with some incorrect information regarding these vents, and recommended against fitting vents for a “warmer” home.

Although the lack of window vents in the property did increase the average home temperature, the lack of ventilation allowed a significant increase in mould! Like any self-contained space it needs to be able to breathe, and without a constant flow of air, moisture builds up and can result in unsightly mould and mildew.

Check out our guide below on why you need trickle window vents and enjoy the pictures taken from our recently retro-fit of window vents to a property in Blackburn. However, if you’re buying new windows, be sure that they’ll come fitted with trickle window vents as standard. If a company advises you that they’re not necessary then walk away, trickle vents are definitely recommended!

Why do you need Trickle Window Vents?

Trickle vents are small, adjustable openings located at the top of windows that allow for controlled ventilation while the window is closed. Here are 5 reasons why you might need trickle vents in windows:

  1. Improved air quality: Trickle vents can help to improve the air quality inside a room by providing a source of fresh air. This can be particularly important in rooms that are poorly ventilated, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

  2. Moisture control: Trickle vents can also help to control moisture levels inside a room by allowing excess moisture to escape. This can help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

  3. Energy efficiency: While it may seem counterintuitive, trickle vents can actually help to improve the energy efficiency of a home by providing a controlled source of ventilation. This can reduce the need for mechanical ventilation systems, which can be costly to operate.

  4. Comfort: Trickle vents can help to improve the comfort of a room by providing a constant source of fresh air. This can be particularly important in rooms that are used for extended periods of time, such as bedrooms and living rooms.

  5. Longevity: By reducing the moisture and improving the air quality trickle vents allow a property to breathe properly and last a lot longer than a property without any window vents.

Overall, trickle vents can be an important feature in windows for improving air quality, controlling moisture levels, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing comfort. Do you need retro-fitted window vents? Give us a call today or drop us a message!

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