The Ins and Outs of Awning Windows
The longevity of your home’s windows depends greatly on the quality of window installed. Having a high-quality window replacement installed by a reputable professional will allow them to achieve their maximum lifespan. Take a look at the benefits of replacing poorly performing or tired house windows with brand new awning windows and see the difference.
Signs You Need New Windows
If you have noticed condensation or window sweating on your sills, cracks, or corrosion, it’s likely your home’s windows need replacing. There are also other signs you need new windows like drafts. Condensation can mean humidity problems. If the residential windows are secure and you still see signs of frost or ice, the window is no longer performing as needed. Condensation build-up can cause mold and mildew to grow inside the home threatening your health and lifespan of windows.
Poor Performing Window Sound Insulation
Notice the cars going by being louder than before? Upgrade to triple pane windows to help block out some of the noise.
Damaged Window Parts
Opening and closing your window becomes more difficult which not only causes an issue if there’s a house fire, but also shows your window mechanisms are deteriorating and need replacement. A diminished window will also bring drafts, and not the fun football kind. Breezy house windows can boost your electric bill by as much as 25% if left unaddressed.
What Are Awning Windows?
While similar to casement windows, awning windows are hinged at the top of the window versus the sides. Referred to as crank windows, an awning will open outwards and upwards instead of sideways. This type of window is made for spaces with a wider width than height. They provide peak airflow and ventilation into the home, along with ample natural light. An awning window installation will work best where there are no obstacles outside of your home of so that they may be opened fully. Awning windows are made for high efficiency and easy cleaning with their sleek design.
Advantages & Benefits Of Awning Windows
Pros and cons of awning windows can depend on your specific needs. They provide excellent ventilation by being installed higher up on walls compared to other residential windows. At a taller height, they provide great lighting and airflow without compromising your privacy while giving more wall space for décor. The way an awning window is designed, they can be kept open even during rain. Their design allows for a “hooded” open window, preventing water from bleeding into the home. With the hinges on top, it allows for a cleaner look of the interior window.
Disadvantages Of Awning Windows
Let’s discuss a couple disadvantages. If an awning window replacement is installed in a higher trafficked area of your home, it increases the chances of injury by collision. Locating window awnings near decks, walkways or porches inflates the chance of getting hurt. Awning windows are designed with a slant which collects dirt quicker than a regular window, adding a necessity of more cleaning. These windows are also more difficult to duck out of in case of emergency. While breaking out is more difficult, this also means breaking in brings its own challenges.
Our Awning Window Installation Technique Ensures Maximum Lifespan: