The Pros and Cons of Awning Windows

When it is time to replace the windows on your house, you will find that there are a number of different types to choose from.  One of the more interesting options is the awning window. These windows are very similar to casement windows but they differ in that they have hinges mounted at the top of the window, thus enabling them to open outward from the bottom.

As with all things, awning windows have pros and cons associated with them. These are listed explained very well in an article, Awning Windows: Advantage and Disadvantages, which was published by Replacement Windows for Dummies®.

This article lists the following pros:

    • They offer great ventilation
    • They can be mounted higher in walls that most other kinds of windows, thus affording more privacy and wall-space options
    • They have great weather-tight construction
    • Because of the way they open, they can be kept open while it is raining
    • They provide a fresh, contemporary look to homes

But the article also cautions against a few disadvantages, such as:

    • Because of how they open, they can present a hazard outside if located in high-traffic areas
    • They get dirty faster than traditional windows so much be washed regularly
    • They may be difficult to exit from in the event of a fire or other emergency

For more information, be sure to check out the entire article here.

If you believe that awning windows are right for your Chicago-area home, be sure to contact the window-installation experts at Baltic Exteriors for a free estimate of your job. Our experienced staff of home-improvement contractors has been servicing the Chicagoland area for more than a decade and has a long track-record of customer satisfaction. We look forward to hearing from you.

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