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Window 101: What are the pros & cons of awning windows?

Thank you for joining us for a comparison of the pros & cons of awning windows!

Acing Awnings

For many homes, awning windows can be a practical solution to your lighting and ventilation issues. Ideal for smaller spaces, awning windows thrive in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Much like the name infers these windows function similar to their shade providing cousin, the awning. They are hinged at the top and open outward from the bottom by utilizing the crank handle.

Looking for the perfect pairing for your picture window, look no further. While awning windows can function very well on their own above the kitchen sink for example, they can also be installed underneath or beside another window style. Picture this, you have a beautiful view that you want to showcase without obstruction but still want the ventilation properties that a picture/fixed window lacks. No problem, just ask your window company to install an awning window below your picture window. You now will enjoy added ventilation and light while still maintaining your view.

Awning Assumptions

When it comes to awning windows their shortcomings are relatively limited to a description of height, since these windows are wider than they are tall. If you are choosing to install an awning window it will be important to keep in mind the dimensions of the area you would like it to be installed.

One considerable item to mention would be the recommendation that you plan to install awning windows on a ground level floor, as the way they open doesn’t promote an easy clean from inside your home.

If you’re thinking of adding an awning window to your home or would like to see other window options, stop by a showroom location today!