Awning windows mostly play a small feature role in the architecture of a window. They can usually be found situated above a larger window to let in the ventilation or to allow for a better view without the risk of an entire opening window. The buildings you are likely to find these types of windows on are office blocks and homes that use the additional windows strictly for ventilation.
Awning windows are much safer than ordinary windows because they limit an intruder’s ability to enter the home due to their size. They are often located higher up and could pose a problem for breaking into a property.
The windows are hinged at the top and open outward at a 90-degree angle, and some might even open slightly more comprehensively, but it is generally a small window, so that shouldn’t deter from its safety factor. Screens can not be used for awning windows because, much like casement windows, the screens need to be placed on the inside of the window, and these windows open outward.
Placement of these windows are best done in parts of the house where you are not too concerned about ventilation but would still like to let light into the room. You might even think about getting a fixed awning window for the architectural compliment it pays your home rather than the ventilation that it would provide the space. If you have noticed any of the awnings Worcester, you’ll see that these windows are relatively easy to clean as well. You can loosen the debris and then use a soapy solution to clean the windows, using a squeegee to remove excess liquid or a lint-free cloth to polish the window.
Why settle for awning windows?
Awning windows are a modern look that is affordable and low maintenance. The look is minimalist and can work well with apartments or homes where they are installed as a feature. The materials used for making these frames can last a long time and can be cost-effective if you choose fibreglass or aluminium instead of wood or steel. There aren’t many options in terms of style, but it will cost a great deal less. You could also opt for vinyl if you would like to save even more money and have more insulation options. Awning windows help with protecting your home from outside elements. Awning windows have a low U-factor rating: how windows are measured, and the awning window is at 0.17 to 0.18, a number that describes a windows ability to hold in heat. We have heard in science class how glass insulates heat, and awning windows can keep a good amount of heat in your home. They act like a sunroof that can be situated on the side of the house. It can remain fixed or open for a bit of air but still leaving a lot of warmth in the room.