Windows for bath
Bath - a place where we give himself up,maintaining the purity of not only the body but also thoughts. After the sauna you can relax, have a drink of hot fragrant tea while admiring the view outside the window. Some believe that the windows in the bath are not obligatory, since there is no need for bright light, and heat losses are minimized. However, it is unlikely that the bath without windows is a spectacular view outside. There are other arguments in favor of the windows. To stay in the bath to make comfortable, this room has traditional windows for natural lighting. They are also needed for better ventilation. Windows for bath require special attention during its construction.
- Bathroom windows of wood
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Plastic windows for a bath
- Advantages and disadvantages of PVC
- The size, shape and location
- Features installation of windows in the bath
Bathroom windows of wood
In the design process necessarily risesquestion: what should be a window in the bath? Most often selected for this purpose the wooden window. That timber can withstand changes in temperature while retaining the original appearance. But it should be kept in mind that not all types of wood are equally good for this purpose. They differ in the insulating properties, softness, exposure to temperature effects and others.
Advantages and disadvantages
Windows in a bath of lime, oak, aspen, and other breeds have certain advantages, thanks to which they will always be used for everything Russian baths:
- First, they look more aesthetic and more preferably, the skeleton bath or chopped.
- Secondly, windows made of natural materials, do not emit harmful substances at high temperatures (as opposed to plastic). Moreover, the wood exudes with nutrients and a pleasant aroma.
- Third, wooden windows in the bath - a tribute to old traditions. They created a special and pleasant atmosphere, unique to the Russian bath.
Important! In the washing and steam room offices can not use wood of coniferous trees for the production of windows, as it highlights the resin at high temperatures.
There are, however, disadvantages. The first thermal deformations may be noted, often leading to desiccation of windows and formation of gaps. The same problem is also swelling, in which case you need to make a lot of effort to open the window (if any). In addition, the wooden windows for the bath have a shorter lifespan than the constructions of plastic. These problems of wood windows manufacturers decide quality by conducting drying and subsequent treatment of wood so that the moisture level does not exceed 12%, in which the material is little deformed and at least several decades.
Plastic windows for a bath
Currently, builders often have to chooseplastic double-glazed windows as a variant of the glazing bath. Of course, it comes to the dressing room, but not the steam room, where there are high temperatures, which are unacceptable for the construction of plastic double-glazed windows.
Advantages and disadvantages of PVC
A suitability of these windows for a bath? High quality of consumer PVC windows allow you to set them not only in the residential, commercial and industrial applications, but also in the baths. They:
- not afraid of steam, humidity
- resistant to temperature shock
- well ventilated
- have excellent sound insulation
- not deformed
- It does not require regular painting.
It should also be noted that if the glass windows,affected by the accumulated condensate, becoming a lure for all kinds of termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches and other pests, the plastic windows in the steam room will not attract "intruders." By cons of plastic windows include:
- weak air transmission (the room stuffy, condensation can occur)
- fear mechanical effects (scratches or cracks and will remain)
- a large coefficient of expansion (in severe frost profile is strongly compressed, and in the heat - expanded)
- they can not be considered completely safe for health (like it or not, is still plastic - synthetic material, not natural).
Important! When choosing plastic windows for a bath you need to make sure that they have good quality fittings with high resistance to corrosion, adapted for rooms with high humidity.
Plastic windows with high quality profile suitable for installation in the bath, but if the room itself is made of wood, of course, it is better to keep the doors and windows for a bath were made of wood.
The size, shape and location
The smaller windows in the bath, so it is warmer areatheir glass usually does not exceed 5% of the floor area. Furthermore, they are much smaller windows in houses and apartments. Compact window allows to minimize heat loss. Optimal dimensions:
- width 60-80 cm;
- height 40-60 cm.
Such dimensions of the windows in the bath will provide a fastwarming and preservation of the thermal regime in the room bath. You may wish to install windows and smaller. Of course, in the dressing room can be built large windows that provide comfort and coziness of the room. Especially because there is no need to maintain a high temperature.
If the window from the bath a beautiful view, you can make the window a little more.
The shape may be a square box, but it is most often rectangular, it is placed so that the long side becomes parallel to the floor.
The upper edge of the window is not higher than 100 cm from the floor. Low arrangement contributes to a better heat preservation.
In order to better retain heat bath windows make double, with separate bindings. The use of triple glazing instead of double reduce heat loss by 30%.
Well, if the windows are opened completely or have vents, this makes it easier to dry the bath, which increases the service life of the regiments, wooden floor, lining the walls.
Hinges and locking devices to be selected from metal not subject to corrosion, such as copper or brass.
Features installation of windows in the bath
Installation of windows in the bath - a unique process,requires special attention, since the task of reducing the maximum possible heat loss. If the bath is built of stone or brick, window boxes are installed without grooves. The wooden beams baths there is a problem of shrinkage. If the window for the bath with his own hands to fix before the timber had finally sag, it may cause the destruction of the frame and glass. Experienced builders install windows on the thin slats in the walls (top and bottom) make slots in accordance with the size of strips. In this case, the window moves freely up and down. Slots insulated insulating materials and set casing. Final assembly of the window is performed after 11 months when the final frame will shrink.
The bath is set as a normal windows and euro-windows of laminated veneer lumber (windows). The latter have a contemporary design is distinguished by quality and durability.
It is important! Installation of plastic windows in the washing and steam bath offices is extremely undesirable. But in the dressing room - this is an acceptable alternative to wooden counterparts. After all, there will be no plastic is exposed to high temperatures.
Proper choice of material, dimensions, locationslocation of windows in the bath, as well as their professional installation will ensure the durability of the bath and maximal reduction of heat loss. At the same time attractive windows give a spectacular view of the bath outside and will significantly improve its design inside.