6 TIPS FOR CHOOSING RIGHT PRIVACY WINDOW FILM IN A WOODEN HOUSE
Different Types of Windows to Install in New Home
The content of the article
- # 1. What kind of windows are installed in wooden houses?
- # 2. Wooden euro windows and ordinary wooden windows
- 3. Plastic windows for a wooden house
- 4. Choosing the right glass unit
- 5. Size and way of opening
- 6. Features of installing windows in a wooden house
A wooden house is coziness, warmth and a special aroma. Today, when the frantic rhythm of the big city is boring, as is the abundance of reinforced concrete, wooden buildings are regaining their former popularity. In exchange for the many advantages of log and timber houses, you have to put up with privacy window film.
For example, choosing the first plastic windows that come across and installing them using standard technology will not work. You need a special approach. Otherwise there is a risk of changing windows in a couple of years, no matter how high-quality they are.
We figure out which windows to choose in a wooden house. Moreover, how to install them so that they work out the period declared by the manufacturer.
# 1. WHAT KIND OF PRIVACY WINDOWS IS INSTALLED IN WOODEN HOUSES?
Previously, in wooden houses, as, indeed, in all others, only wooden windows were installed. Moreover, there were no other options, only their quality was very different. If the old wooden windows are in good condition in the house and it is a pity to dismantle them. Similarly, it makes sense to restore and insulate them.
Nevertheless, in most cases it would be most logical to replace the old windows with new privacy window film. And here great difficulties await us. The issue of choosing windows for a wooden house is also an acute issue for those who are engaged in the construction of a new house. Also, a lot of attention will have to be paid to the correct installation of the window.
The following windows are suitable for a wooden house:
- ordinary wooden;
- wooden euro windows;
- plastic windows.
Aluminum windows are taboo for a wooden house. Their design is such that condensation can form not only on the glass, but also on the frame, and contact with moisture will not benefit the wooden structure. Among the possible consequences is the appearance of mold and deformation of the structure.
2. WOODEN EURO WINDOWS AND ORDINARY WOODEN WINDOWS
Looking ahead, we note that wooden windows are the best option for a wooden house in terms of aesthetics and environmental friendliness. Many people rightly believe that building a house from natural wood and installing unnatural plastic windows is completely illogical. Indeed, there are a lot of advantages of wooden windows:
- Beautiful appearance. Wooden windows blend harmoniously with a house built from a bar or log;
- naturalness and environmental friendliness;
- good performance of heat and sound insulation;
- wood is a flexible material, so you can get a frame of almost any shape;
- Scratches and dents that will inevitably appear during active use can be easily removed.
NO. 3. PLASTIC PRIVACY WINDOWS FOR A WOODEN HOUSE
If in ordinary city apartments the installation of a privacy window film is not in doubt, then when it comes to a wooden house, many developers and private builders question their relevance. Hence, there are several main reasons:
Plastic is not a tree, it is difficult to argue here, but to look alien, standing out in white against the background of a bar, a modern plastic window will not. Manufacturers have learned to give frames any shade and pattern using lamination. Therefore, plastic can easily repeat the structure of any wood species;
Plastic does not allow air to pass through
This is true, but in conditions when all the wooden walls of the house breathe, non-breathable plastic, which occupies a small area, will not really change the situation. If doubts remain, the construction of a plastic window can be equipped with ventilation valves and regulate the amount of air entering the apartment.
NO. 4. CHOOSING THE RIGHT GLASS UNIT FOR WINDOW FILM
A good profile is only half the battle. It is also important to choose a high-quality double-glazed window, because it makes up about 90% of the area of the entire window. We will not consider ordinary old-style windows – today, in all respects, privacy window film is better. Similarly, it may differ in the following characteristics:
Number of cameras
The camera is understood as the distance between the glasses. Two glasses are a single-chamber double-glazed unit; three are two-chamber, etc. The more chambers, the better the heat and sound insulation qualities.
For the domestic climate, it is better to take a two-chamber double – glazed window. Moreover, a single-chamber one is suitable only for technical non-residential premises and southern regions. Here in winter the temperature does not drop below -5 0 C, but its sound insulation qualities are still not very good.
NO. 5. SIZE AND WAY OF OPENING
The size of the windows largely depends on the interior and facade design, but common sense should not be left. Windows that are too small will not let in enough light, and too large can make the wood house colder.
The generally accepted rule is that 1m 2 of glazing is required per 10 m 2 of area, but you can retreat from it when the room is drawn in length or width. The maximum level of natural light should be in the living room, nursery, and study. Hence, these rooms have windows to the south and east, but the bedroom, kitchen and technical rooms can be turned to the north and west.
Popular privacy window film style
Today, the Scandinavian privacy window film style is very popular, which is distinguished by large windows. In wooden houses, a large area of glazing looks appropriate, but it is important to know some safety standards.
If ordinary double-glazed windows are used, then it is undesirable to make the total area of the glazed structure more than 6 m 2. It may not withstand the wind load. Each of the doors should be no more than 2.8 m 2 , otherwise a strong pressure of the glass unit on the frame and fittings will be created.
If you plan to install an arched window, then the radius of the arch should not be less than 35 cm.
NO. 6. FEATURES OF INSTALLING WINDOWS IN A WOODEN HOUSE
When it comes to a wooden house, the installation of privacy window film is somewhat more complicated in comparison with brick, concrete and other houses. The reason is the strong shrinkage of the tree, especially in the first years after the construction of the building.
Shrinkage occurs due to the loss of stored moisture by the wood, and the worse the wood has been dried, the more volume it will lose. For a year, shrinkage can be up to 1.5 cm per meter of height, these processes are most active for the first 5 years, then the tree can also change its volume, absorbing and releasing moisture.
If you install privacy window film using traditional technology, then in the first year you may not notice any problems, because the weight of the tree will compress the layer of polyurethane foam , but then the structure itself will begin to deform, and as a result the glass will crack.