Awning windows are one of the many options we have for people looking to modernise or update their homes. However, they aren’t for everyone. We would like to provide you with some information to help you determine whether or not they are right for your home.
What Are Awning Windows?
Awning windows are windows that open outward and up. When open, they cover the space under the windows like an awning. They open with a crank at the bottom of the window.
Advantages of Awning Windows
Awning windows are a unique aesthetic addition to a home. For those who want more privacy, they can be fitted higher on the wall than other windows, due to the cranking mechanism at the bottom. This makes it more difficult for people outside to look in your windows. Because they function like an awning when open, you can use them to ventilate your home while it is raining and you won’t get wet.
Disadvantages of Awning Windows
Awning windows swing outward, so you need space outside of the window for clearance. If your windows are near a busy sidewalk or a tree, you will be better served with another choice. Also, you may need to clean these windows more because dirt tends to collect on them when they are open. This could be an issue on upper floors.
Also, most building codes require a certain number of windows to be useable for escaping the home from an emergency such as a fire. This means the size and location of your windows will be important and awning windows may not be appropriate in certain cases.
Best Custom Built Windows in Perth
For the best custom built windows in Perth, call Fremantle Door and Window. We use traditional craftsmanship such as tenon joinery and stile and rail construction. All of our timber is sourced as close to Perth as possible and is solid, exterior grade timber. Our weatherproof glass is specially made for us in a WA facility.
To learn more or for a free consult, call us today: (08) 6500 6888.