Home windows don’t last forever. Eventually, the glass begins to fail. Use this opportunity to explore the options on the market for a replacement. One style is awning windows, which are becoming quite a trend around Davenport. Learn the pros and cons of this window variety.
What Are Davenport Awning Windows?
Awning windows operate similarly to casement windows. The latter opens and swings on side hinges. Awning windows, on the other hand, swing open from a top hinge. You can swing the windows mostly open or just a little bit. If you open it at around a 45-degree angle, it functions similarly to an awning by providing some shade, hence the name.
Homeowners often elect to install this window type near the ceiling for improved airflow and light penetration. The higher positioning also means you have more wall space available for furniture or wall decor. In addition, it prevents people outside from seeing inside your home.
Another benefit is that you can keep the window open during rain. With the window opened at a sloped position, the water droplets will slide off the glass surface.
In terms of aesthetics, many homeowners have praised this window style and commented that they pair nicely with contemporary residences. From the exterior, the windows also match nicely with most siding types.
Awning windows aren’t without their disadvantages. Homeowners need to regularly clean the sash to remove dirt and other elements from outdoor exposure. It’s also best to hose off the glass surface after a rain spell to prevent hard water spots.
These windows also provide less of an opening even in their fully open position. This can make it implausible as an exit route if you need an alternate exit point in an emergency, such as a fire.
We Install Most Window Types
Awning windows just might be a good fit for your Davenport home. Contact Exteriors Unlimited for a consultation. One of our contractors will assess your property and determine an appropriate window type based on your home architecture. Have a look at our gallery to see the window and siding we typically install.
Awning Windows Near Davenport
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