Awning windows, like casement windows, have hinges and open out. The difference is that an awning window has the hinges at the top. When the window opens, it forms a clear awning over the window space. Awning windows are becoming nearly as popular as casement windows in Perth, dependent upon the needs of the homeowner. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide between awning windows and a choice such as casement windows.
Pros of Awning Windows
Awning windows create better ventilation because of their suitability to be placed higher on walls than other styles of windows. This provides more ventilation and more light while not compromising your privacy. A higher window is also more “out of the way” for placement of art, pictures and furniture.
Because the window becomes an awning, they can be in the open position when it rains, allowing cool air in and keeping water out. But when they are closed, they are airtight, cutting down on your heating and cooling bills.
Awning windows also provide a modern “look” for your home.
Cons of Awning Windows
Awning windows should not be used in high-traffic exterior areas because they are too easy to run into. This would include a patio, porch, terrace, deck or sidewalk.
Another disadvantage is that awning windows, due to their design, tend to “catch” dirt. This means you have to clean them more.
Difficult access. If you have to climb out the window in an emergency such as a fire, an awning window can be difficult to use as an escape plan. The upside is that they are just as difficult to break into.
Call Fremantle Door & Window Today
We carry a full line of doors and windows with 100% timber frames. We make them right here in WA and our installation crew is the best in the business. To learn more about awning windows, casement windows or any of our other products, call our Perth area office today: 1300 308 323.