When replacing the windows on your home there plenty of choices to be made. What colors should you use on the trim and frames? Should you get decorative shutters? Should you choose dual- or triple-pane windows? One decision most homeowners have the most fun with is choosing the styles of windows to place throughout their home. One choice to consider is the awning window.
What are awning windows?
Awning windows are windows that are hinged on the top and can be opened outward from the bottom up by turning a crank that is attached to the window. Our window experts often install these windows in areas like the kitchen or the bathroom, where you require a lot of ventilation all year round.
Pros of awning windows
Awning windows have plenty of advantages. The first being that they are perfect for keeping rain and snow out. This is because when you open them, they swing upward and outward and remain in that position until you close them, which means that the window itself acts as a form of shelter, keeping rain and snow away from the inside of your home.
Secondly, while keeping rain and snow out, awning windows are still able to provide plenty of ventilation, allowing fresh air and sunlight to enter your home. Especially in kitchens and bathrooms, where you require plenty of ventilation. Some consider awning windows to be the perfect window.
Thirdly, awning windows are extremely easy to open, which is why they are common in kitchens, above the sink or kitchen counter, where they may be difficult to reach. If you install any other kind of window, you will have to lean and reach over your counter, and opening it becomes quite the task. But with awning windows, all you have to do is reach the crank and open it using one-tenth of the energy you would have used otherwise.
Cons of awning windows
Awning windows, even though they provide ventilation, often do not allow in as much sunlight compared to other kinds of windows. This is because they are usually much smaller. A great alternative for those that want something more unique than a double-hung is to choode a sliding window.
Window Tips for Keeping Out the Heat-Windows provide much-needed light and airflow through a home, transforming every room from a dark cavern into a welcoming space. We love windows! They are truly a necessity in our lives. Imagine your home without windows? The trouble is, they tend to be the source of a lot of wasted energy. The sun beats down […]Read Post
Are all Triple Pane Windows Equal?-Windows do a lot for your home, providing light and a sense of openness to your living space. But without the right windows, your energy costs can skyrocket unless you select the right product. There are tons of companies bragging about their windows energy performance out there, but are they all the same? How do […]Read Post
5 Things to Consider When Buying Windows-Since windows are a vulnerable spot in the envelope of your home, it should be no surprise that windows can affect how much you spend on your monthly energy bills. There are many features of a window that can determine just how much energy waste or savings they can provide. The most well-known approval rating […]Read Post
Signs You Need New Windows-Recent warm weather caused many of us to open our windows and breathe in the fresh air, only making our cabin fever worse once the cold weather returned. We need spring! This warm and cold oscillation happens when the seasons are about to change and we’re about to get some spring weather very soon. There […]Read Post
How Windows Make Your Home Secure-Did you know that there are over 2,000,000 reported burglaries each year? In the U.S., a home is burglarized every 13 seconds! The highest volume of burglaries occur in the summer months and only 30% of the time access is gained through an unlocked window or door. That means that 70% of the time, the […]Read Post
6 Ways New Windows Pay for Themselves-Replacing your windows is one of the best choices a homeowner can make for themselves. The project can seem daunting at first, so I wanted to give you some encouragement as to why windows can greatly improve your home value, your comfort level and can even pay for themselves. Energy Savings – This is the […]Read Post