Advantages and Disadvantages of Awning Windows

By Published On: December 21, 20162 min read

Are you thinking of window replacement? You can choose from a variety of replacement window styles and awning windows is one of these window styles. Awning windows are as popular as the traditional casement windows. One major difference between the two is that the casement windows pivot on hinges mounted on the side, while awning windows pivot on hinges mounted at the top.

Awning windows like other window styles have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of awning windows:

Advantages of Awning Windows

  • Awning windows offer an attractive look to your home

  • Awning windows open outward from the top and lend a unique, stylish look

  • Awning windows offer maximum privacy

  • Awning windows can be fitted high on walls

  • Awning windows let you enjoy ventilation and light without having to compromise on privacy

  • Awning windows offer good protection from bad weather

  • Awning windows are a good choice in damp climates

  • Awning windows are small in size which makes it difficult for burglars to break in

  • Awning windows are not so expensive as compared to the other window styles

Disadvantages of Awning Windows

  • Awning windows open outwards and upwards so they are more exposed to rain that any other type of window

  • Awning windows require regular cleaning on the external as well as internal side if they are left open for a long time

  • Awning windows if installed on higher levels will require a ladder to be cleaned from outside

  • Awning windows are not suitable for those parts of the home where external walkway traffic is high

  • Awning windows make it difficult for you to escape in times of emergency

The cost of awning windows depends on various factors such as the size, material, and the manufacturer. The most expensive materials for awning windows are steel and wood, while the least expensive materials are cellular PVC, aluminum, vinyl, and fiberglass.

The decision to install awning windows in homes is not dictated by the cost of the windows, but by the location in the home where the window is to be installed. Generally, awning windows are installed where there is an issue of space. Most commonly you can find awning windows inside cupboards, cloakrooms, and single washrooms. If you think awning windows are a good choice for a particular space in your home, you should get in touch with the window replacement experts to get them installed at the earliest.

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