They can be shut tighter than sliding windows which creates an excellent seal against drafts. You can also leave them open while it is raining as there is absolutely no risk of rainwater entering your home.
A lot of homeowners opt for a combination of casement and awning windows to add versatility as well as the added feature of allowing for differing levels of ventilation throughout the home. Awning windows can easily replace any of your original windows, even above kitchen sinks or counters. They are ideal for home renovations and easy to clean as well. They provide an inherently clean, uncluttered look for your home. We can customize windows to your specifications in order to fit the overall look of your home as well.
Well, size does matter when it comes to an awning window. Unfortunately, the maximum size limit for this style of window is smaller than the standard window sizes. It is not a form of style only though, but the smaller size helps the window to remain in place longer as the heavier sashes generally tend to break or get warped due to the pressure on the window frame. This is definitely a disadvantage if you are contemplating replacing your double as well as triple-pane windows with the awning style all around.
Having a barbecue grill outdoors will certainly help you to plan open-air parties. Unfortunately, using the grill placed just below your window extensively may result in deformation or damage of the window unit.
The sashes are exposed to dirt as the window opens outward. They happen to be slanting as well and the accumulation of dirt is a problem. You need to regularly wash your windows in order to keep your house clean and sparkling.
The exact place of installation is all-important while choosing awning windows for your rooms. You need to be careful about the exterior of your house as well. Your kitchen, for instance, maybe located at the back of your home with the windows opening directly above a deck, a terrace or a porch. You need to remember the location of the awning every time so as not to bump into the open window and hurt yourself.
Storm windows and screens are located on the inside of your awning window that makes it impossible to escape through it. While this is usually considered to be an advantage in keeping out trespassers and burglars, the very same feature can prove to be detrimental in life-threatening emergency situations like a fire breakout or earthquake.
However, the advantages of installing awning windows exceed its disadvantages that are more placement and maintenance related instead of being constructional problems.
You need to check the pros and cons thoroughly before choosing to have awning windows for your beautiful home.
Our vinyl windows come with a variety of interior vinyl trim options for refined and versatile styling. We combine advanced technology with the finest materials for durable, flawless finishes that will retain their colour year after year. Standard finishing options include wood stain and contemporary and classic rosettes, but we can also accommodate custom colours.
We offer four standard vinyl jamb sizes to facilitate a seamless window installation process. For added flexibility we can also provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings and corner blocks. These interior finishing options are made from a durable lead-free PVC powder compound that requires no maintenance.
We craft our brickmolds from a durable uPVC powder compound that is designed to stand up to the harshest elements. This maintenance-free material is available in a variety of sizes and colours, for long-lasting curb appeal.
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These Georgian-style windows are factory-direct so there is no assembly required. They provide superior durability as the molding and frame corners are welded. Our windows are designed with top-notch precision technology and are the most superior of all of the awning windows available in today’s market. They are in compliance with the required Energy STAR ratings and are guaranteed to help reduce your overall energy costs.