Home Depot Awning Windows
When it comes to window installations, many homeowners forget about (or don’t understand) awning windows. Awning windows open using a crank and swing open in one motion (much like casement windows). The difference between the two, however, is that casement windows are usually installed vertically while awning windows are usually installed horizontally. Which design you choose depends on where the windows are installed and the construction of your home.
Though not as popular as windows like single-hung or double-hung, awning windows do have several advantages:
Ventilation – Even In the Rain
When awning windows open, they only open several inches (instead of swinging all the way out, like casement windows). This means they’re the only window type you can open even when it’s raining outside. The downward angle of the window pane will divert the rain down and keep it from coming into your home, so you can enjoy ventilation even in inclement weather.
Awning windows may only open a few inches, but this feature is desirable when it comes to home security. Because the window can’t be opened fully, it’s nearly impossible for a burglar to get inside without breaking the pane completely.
Great for Small Areas
Because awning windows are horizontally shaped and they open outward, they don’t take up any extra room. This makes them great for small areas like kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. Their ventilation quality is also what makes them popular for these rooms.
P.J. Fitzpatrick awning windows (like Home Depot awning windows) offer a modern, contemporary look and can be paired with other types of windows to create a unique window design. Many homeowners pair awning windows with picture windows, casement windows, or even multiple awning windows for more ventilation and a beach-like effect.
If you think awning windows are the right kind of windows for your home, talk to the experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We can tell you more about this unique style.