Do I Need Trickle Vents in My New Windows?

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Trickle vents are small, adjustable openings in window frames that provide ventilation to a room. They are designed to allow a small amount of air to flow into a room even when the window is closed. Whether or not you need trickle vents in your new windows will depend on a few factors.

Firstly, building regulations may require that new windows have trickle vents installed to ensure adequate ventilation in habitable rooms. These regulations vary by country and region, so it’s important to check with your local building codes to see if trickle vents are required.

Secondly, if your home is prone to issues like condensation, mold, or indoor air pollution, then trickle vents can be a helpful addition to improve indoor air quality. Trickle vents can help to reduce the build-up of moisture and pollutants in the air, which can lead to health problems and property damage.

On the other hand, if your home is in an area with high levels of noise pollution, you may want to consider alternatives to trickle vents. Trickle vents can let in some noise along with the air, and there are other options like acoustic glazing that can provide ventilation while reducing noise levels.

Ultimately, the decision to install trickle vents in your new windows will depend on your specific needs and circumstances.

For more information on trickle vents and anything else to do with windows, get in touch with us at The Norfolk Window Company.

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