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The Advantages of Window Awnings

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
Window awnings provide style and many other benefits to your home or storefront.

Window awnings provide style and many other benefits to your home or storefront.

Unlike casement windows which pivot on hinges mounted on the side, awning windows pivot on hinges mounted on top of them. Window awnings are a popular way to add value, function, and style to your home or business. Here are a just a few of the benefits of installing a window awning.

Better Ventilation

Window awnings allow you to place windows higher than many other types of windows. Window awnings that are placed high will provide natural light and ventilation, while still providing your home with maximum privacy. They could even improve your energy bill. Higher placed windows also allows for more wall space that can be used in design, art, and furniture placement. Because window awnings are typically placed higher up, they are also less at risk of break-ins.

Weather Protection

Window awnings protect your home or business from moisture, even during a rainstorm. Window awnings are constructed such that they allow for maximum ventilation without having to fear for water entering your home. Window awnings also provide a superior seal against air and wind.

Timeless, Contemporary Style

Modern window awnings use friction hinges on the ends or top edges. This enables the bottom edge of a window awning to swing open. The look and feel of these awnings is classy and timeless. Window awnings provide added privacy and style to your home, all at an affordable price.

Further Consideration

If you’re installing a window awning you’re going to want to consider a few things about maintenance. Keep in mind that window awnings are open projecting sashes. They are not well suited to high traffic areas where people may run into them. Window awnings also need to be routinely cleaned, especially the longer they are exposed to the elements. Some building regulations require a certain number of windows to be designated as escape routes, and a window awning could interfere.


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