Windows and Doors

We have windows and doors and rafter soffits.  It’s very exciting.  Except that they didn’t put in the windows correctly.

See, I got casement windows because they’re better at retaining internal temperature, but they’re also able to catch the wind better than your normal side-to-side or up-and-down windows (like strippers, I’m sure these windows have names, but I don’t need to know).  When I have a north-facing window, I’m able to catch wind coming from the north, east, or west because the windows swing out.  However, most people have these installed incorrectly.

How it's supposed to work: wind comes from one direction and flows through the whole house.

How it’s supposed to work: wind comes from one direction and flows through the whole house.

How it actually works: people open two windows and the wind goes right past them both.

How it actually works: people open two windows and the wind goes right past them both.

The correct way: open the windows in opposite directions so that you catch wind from three different directions.

The correct way: install the windows so that they open in an outward motion.  This way you catch wind from three different directions.

I told them this when we first ordered the parts for the house, but that was like a year ago.  They forgot.  I had them redo it.

Anyway, here’s what the house looks like now:

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