Installing dormer windows - advantages and selection rules
Any owner wants his house to be comfortableand beautiful. And this largely depends on the details of the interior. When it comes to the floor under the roof (attic), to achieve harmony of elegance and functionality of the room will help the competent installation of dormer windows.
Compared to vertical windows, the installationmansard windows allows you to fill the room with light by 30-40% more. Skylights will add light to the deepest parts of the corridors and rooms - they can be installed in any part of the roof.
Mansard windows benefit by functionality.They open behind the top handle, so you can put a writing or coffee table right under the window. When you install these windows, the walls of the rooms remain free.
Installation of the dormer window is simple and sufficientfast process. The risk of damaging the insulating glass unit is negligible. The roof window is a completely ready-to-install product, manufactured and assembled at the factory.
An integrated approach to the construction of the atticallows you to save on building materials. Installation of dormer windows allows you to reduce the cost of roofing, insulation and insulation, reduce labor costs, since the installation of the dormer requires more time than the installation of the attic.
Unlike vertical windows, the attic produces standard sizes. Therefore, the windows can be obtained in a short time after the order and immediately begin to install them.
First you need to decide how many mansardInstall the windows indoors. In order for the rooms to have enough light, the glazing area must be at least 10% of the area of the room itself. If it is necessary to create a lighter interior, the glazing area is increased to 15-20%. This is reasonable to do for children's rooms, living rooms and studios.
The size of the attic window is chosen according to some rules:
- The length (height) of the window depends on the angle of the roof. A more gentle slope is a longer window.
- If the roof is already built, the width of the windowsit is advisable to select the distance between the rafters (the window should be 3-6 cm already). Or adjust the rafters to the required width of the window. If the roof is not yet built, then you can plan the width between the rafters, taking into account the installation of attic windows.
- Installation of dormer windows is recommended for heightnot more than 1 meter from the floor. This allows you to see through the window, not only the sky, but also the adjacent landscape - those very neighborhoods that distinguish your own house from a city apartment.
The window model is chosen in accordance with personalpreferences and design needs. You can install polyurethane or wooden windows. The opening method can be traditional (on the central axis) or combined (on the upper and central axis).
Today, the technology of dormer windowsproduce high quality products. The design of the windows is designed in such a way that moisture does not enter the room even in heavy rains and strong winds.
To install the dormer, you caninvite professional installers or do everything yourself. For many, putting the window yourself is not at all difficult, especially since most manufacturers put installation instructions in the box packaging.