Awning windows can be a great solution for those who want to ventilate their homes during rainy season. We would like to tell you a bit about awning windows: what they are, advantages, disadvantages and where they work best in a home.
What are Awning Windows?
Awning windows are like casement windows, but they are mounted with the hinges on top instead of on the side. When the window opens, it opens upward and outward, turning into an awning. The window is opened by turning a crank.
Advantages of Awning Windows
Awning windows are a great choice if you want to combine ventilation with protection from rain. They are the one window that can be opened while it is raining and still keep the water out of your home. Like casement windows, they can be closed tightly, making them energy-efficient.
They are difficult to break into for two reasons: it is mechanically impossible to easily unlock them with a “jimmy” or “slim jim” and they are often too small to break into. Because of their size, they also tend to cost less than other types of windows.
Disadvantages of Awning Windows
Because they are small, they don’t tend to let a lot of light in. When awning windows are made larger, gravity adds to the physical stress on the components. They also need to be in a space where there is room for them to open up and out.
Where are Awning Windows Traditionally Used?
If you have a picture window that isn’t being used as a doorway, putting an awning window above it is a great way to allow ventilation. They are also used over mantels and fireplaces because they open from the bottom and are easy to reach. They can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and even tall stairway landings.
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To learn more about awning windows or to make an appointment for an obligation-free design consult, call us today: 1300 308 323.