Do we add a Trickle Vent that is the question?
The use of a Trickle Vent is often pondered over for a considerable period of time. Some people consider them an addition to a window that is not astetically pleasing but it may be essential!
Here at Timber Windows Direct we manufacture our windows with the lowest profile vents possible to minimise the look of the trickle vent. They are finished flush with the window as opposed to competitor versions which stick out as a whole unit.
The trickle does have a very practical reasoning behind though and this article in the Telegraph sums that reasoning up nicely…
Windows and doors provide ventilation to rooms within a dwelling and rules apply to how much ventilation is needed. The type and extent of ventilation will be dependent on the use and size of the room.
For example, rooms where steam will be produced (kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms etc) should be provided with higher levels of ventilation (normally mechanical fans and windows) than other rooms where suitably sized window openings and background (“trickle”) ventilators may suffice.
Still can’t decide?
Get in touch and we will endeavor to help you make a choice.