In simple terms, an awning window is a window that has a hinge at the top which allows the sash to open forward, usually 3 to 4 inches, rather than inward or up and down like most window designs. This unique style allows awning windows, which usually come with durable handle for operation, to provide full side-to-side ventilation.
One of the biggest selling points of awning windows is their ability to offer excellent ventilation. They were especially most popular in the past, at a time prior to the invention of air conditioning, and were commonly installed for home and school applications. However, a lot of people still patronize this window type up until this day, even by people who live in areas with temperate climates.
Practical and attractive, they are often positioned either above or below other windows, or even above doors to promote ventilation and lighting into the home. Additionally, with awning windows, you get a good and unobstructed view of the world outside minus any ventilation issues. With other window types, while you may be able to enjoy the same unhindered outdoor view, you might not get the same ventilation benefits.
If you are looking for increased ventilation and lighting for your home, awning windows are a perfect solution for you. For maximum ventilation capabilities, you may want to get awning replacement windows that feature a wide opening which allows lots of fresh air as well as a good amount of lighting to come into the room. The top-hinged windows that we have will perfectly suit your needs.
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