If you want to add a unique twist to your home’s appearance and have great ventilation even when it is raining, awning windows might be a great choice for you.
What are awning windows? Awning windows are windows that have a hinge on the top and fold outward, like an awning. They can be made in any size, from a standard full-sized window to a smaller window that goes over another window or over a door.
Benefits of Awning Windows
One of the best benefits of awning windows is that they allow for ventilation but keep rain out. They open towards the top, so rain that is falling anywhere near straight down can’t get into your home. Even with some wind, the rain falls harmlessly on your window while the wind can circulate through your home.
Another benefit: privacy. If you want ventilation but don’t want anyone looking in the window, you can put the window near the ceiling and build it short enough that nobody can see in the window. Once again, you get the benefit of ventilation while you still get privacy.
If you do install a window high on your wall, it usually provides more security because it can be too small to break into. Because they are simple and can be small, they are less expensive than you may think, even for custom built windows.
Caveats About Awning Windows
Because they swing outward and upward, you will need clearance area outside the window. You may need to check with your neighbourhood or your local council to make sure they allow awning windows. In addition, most fire codes require a number of windows as escape routes. You can’t have an entire home filled with awning windows too small to climb out of.
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