When it comes to ventilation, awning windows are one of the most effective windows you can have in your home. They are so effective for ventilation that many people just use them for that purpose. But they can be used for a lot more than just ventilation.
What Are Awning Windows?
These windows are hinged on the top and open outward from the top. The mechanism that opens the window has a crank on the inside of your house. This allows them to ventilate your home easily even in the rain because the window forms an awning when open. They can also open the entire height and width of your window.
Awning Windows and Home Design
Awning windows are often used for ventilation. One of the more common design combinations is for an awning window to be placed between the top of another type window and the ceiling. An awning window can be placed over a picture window, allowing the picture window and its panoramic view to remain closed while your home is ventilated by the awning window.
Awning windows can also be used at an overhead height by themselves with no other window below. This provides ventilation and also preserves privacy. However, it must be noted that you must have a certain number of windows large enough to escape your home in case of fire. Check with your local council if you are not sure.
Awning windows can also be built in standard window sizes at standard heights. In addition, they can also open from the bottom, though we don’t really recommend it unless there are some special design constraints you are trying to get around.
Best Custom Built Awning Windows in Perth
If you would like custom built awning windows or any other design, call Fremantle Door and Window. We create and install the best custom built windows and doors in the Perth area. To learn more or for a free design consult, call Fremantle Door and Window today: (08) 6500 6888.