At Fremantle Door & Window, we offer numerous varieties of custom made doors and windows, including awning windows. Awning windows aren’t for everyone, but they are a great choice in many instances. Here are some reasons why you may or may not choose awning windows.
Benefits of Awning Windows
Awning windows look great. They are attractive, especially for those who prefer a more traditional look. They also provide great ventilation. The windows open towards the outside and can allow fresh air to enter your home in a variety of weather conditions.
This brings us to the main advantage of awning windows: they allow for ventilation in the rain because they open upward. The window creates an awning that keeps water from blowing into your window unless the winds are horrendous, in which case you wouldn’t want your windows open anyway.
Awning windows are also secure; they are easily locked. In addition, they are often placed more highly on the wall, making it harder for thieves to climb in. Also, like any custom door or window built by Fremantle Door & Window, they are built with solid external grade timber and thick glass manufactured here in WA. They seal perfectly to help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Disadvantages of Awning Windows
The main disadvantage of an awning window is that it opens outward and requires clearance. That means they don’t always work well in high traffic areas around your home. In addition, maintenance and cleaning can be difficult.
Another factor: they are a bit cumbersome if you have an emergency and need to use one as an escape route. They can be more difficult to climb out of, especially if you are large.
Call Fremantle Door & Window Today
Call us today if you would like to learn more about awning windows or any of our other custom built windows and doors. You can talk directly to the craftsman who will be making your window. Our number is 1300 308 323.