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Shower Windows

At first glance, the shower seems like an odd place to have a window. It’s where you’re the most vulnerable, so why would you want a shower there? The original purpose of the shower window was to ventilate the air in the bathroom. It also brings more light to the room, reducing the chance of mold growth. Molds like Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys, also known as black mold, grow in your bathroom without proper lighting and ventilation. 

Shower windows have become more sophisticated over time. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice function for privacy with modern shower windows. 

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Is it normal to have a window in the shower?

Yes. It’s perfectly normal to have a window in your shower. Shower windows are practical, and they offer great benefits like the one discussed early in the page. If you like hot and steamy baths or showers, then you’d benefit from having a window in your shower. They make it easy to ventilate the bathroom before or after the shower, and that’s important because mold thrives in wet areas. Mold also grows in dark areas as well. Bathrooms without shower windows can be an easy place for mold to grow because of the lack of light and ventilation to remove the humidity. 

It’s true that bathrooms have exhaust fans and vents from the central HVAC to ventilate, but sometimes this isn’t enough to remove humidity. That’s where having a shower window would come in handy. We have plenty of shower window options to choose from. If a window in the shower creates privacy concerns, we have frosted shower windows for that. You shouldn’t just read about the benefits of shower windows. You should enjoy the benefits as well. We have an extensive catalog of shower windows that would bring in a lot of light. Contact Windows By Toll for help buying and installing your shower window. Click here for a free quote for your shower window installation or replacement.  

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What type of window is best in a shower?

It’s important to know what window will work best in your bathroom. After all, the bathroom is the hottest and most humid room, and this environment can corrode certain materials and elements as well as grow mold. The best window material for this area of the home is fiberglass. It has excellent resistance to water, chipping, chalking, and fading, meaning it will withstand the test of time while looking spectacular. Fiberglass is low maintenance, so you won’t have to worry about repainting or refinishing it once our professionals install it. 

The best type of window depends on what you want. Do you want to listen to the morning birds chirping? The casement window would work best as your waterproof shower window because they’re easy to open. An awning window would also work great for a shower window because it works similarly to a casement window. If you’re interested in letting in a lot of natural light and seeing the outside scenery, then a picture window will be best for you. We have differently shaped windows to fit your particular design, from circles to rectangles. 

The great news is that we have all of these windows and more at Windows By Toll and different window materials to help with privacy.

Why do builders put windows in showers?

Putting a bathroom in the window may seem odd, but there are many reasons to do it. From a design perspective, windows bring more natural light into the home. Natural light is good. It saves you money by illuminating your house without the use of electricity. Not only does it illuminate the house, but it can also be beneficial for your health by providing vitamin D. By bringing more natural light into your bathroom, a waterproof shower window will make your bathroom look bigger. 

You might wonder why builders can’t install a regular window in the bathroom. That’s because bathrooms are hot and humid, and this type of environment can destroy a window by making it cave in or break down. Installing a regular window instead of a shower window installation would be a headache down the road.

Shower windows also help with ventilation. Exhaust fans and HVAC vents help to remove humid air from bathrooms, but sometimes it’s not enough. Shower windows can remove humidity by opening it. 

There are many reasons why builders put windows in showers. You may be hesitant to install a shower window because of a privacy concern. We understand. If privacy is a concern, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer textured glass, translucent glass, smoked glass, colored glass, and glass blocks, which will obscure the vision of and from the outside world.

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Windows By Toll is proud to serve Stamford, Ridgefield, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights, and surrounding communities. If you own a home and need your windows replaced or doors replaced, make Windows By Toll your first call. We use high-quality, long-lasting & beautiful Andersen, Marvin, Provia & Arcadia products for all of our window and door replacement projects, and have experienced crew members assigned to every job. Call (203) 408-1559 or complete our online request form for your free, no-obligation consultation.

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