How Awning Windows can change the appearance and function of your home and why so many people are installing them.
Awning windows have been around a long time. They have never been the most popular window design, but they are functional enough that they have managed to have their own niche that has helped them remain relevant after all these years.
Lately, however, there has been an upward tick in the number of awning windows being used by homeowners. We would like to tell you about a few of the more common designs we are starting to work with.
What are Awning Windows?
Awning windows are hinged at the top. When they open, they swing out until they resemble an awning. They open by means of a crank that is turned one way for opening and the other for closing. When used as a conventional sized window, they are almost a forgotten option. But they are becoming an essential component of stacked window design.
In stacked window design, awning windows are being used above or below large windows. This allows the larger windows to provide unobstructed views while the awning windows are there to provide ventilation. The stacked look also provides a modern aesthetic. Stacked window designs are among the most attractive window designs in modern building design.
But awning windows are also used for other designs. For example, they are often used for ventilation in a bathroom or other room where privacy is desired. The windows are simply mounted in a place that is too high to provide any direct sightlines to people in the room.
However, there is one caveat. One should always leave an escape route from their home. In most councils, a certain number of windows that can be used for entry and exit are required. We also take this into consideration during your design consult, as we don’t want anyone to live in an unsafe environment. However, most people will be able to use awning windows as a wonderful enhancement to their homes.
For a free design consult or to learn more, call Fremantle Door and Window today: (08) 6500 6888.