The Advantages and Disadvantages of Awning Windows

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Awning Windows in Chicago

Awning windows are a popular type of window, which opens by swinging open from hinges mounted at the top of the window. You can see awning windows in use in all types of buildings, such as single family homes, businesses, and high-rises. 

Popular Uses for Awning Windows in Homes

You can choose to use awning windows either as standalone windows or as part of a window installation. These days awning windows come in many different sizes, making them easy to use as standalone windows. Awning windows are a perfect solution to increase ventilation in your bathroom without losing privacy. Small awning windows can be installed high on a wall, giving you both ventilation and privacy from the outside. Awning windows are excellent in the kitchen since they can be opened with a hand crank for quick venting. Add awning windows above doors, fixed windows, or as bay windows to increase natural lighting and ventilation.

Benefits of Awning Windows

Small awning windows can be placed in such a way that they still give you natural light and ventilation, but do not decrease security or privacy. Place them high on your wall and people won’t be able to see in or easily use them to access your house.

They’re perfect for rainy climates. Many people choose to leave their awning windows open during bad weather since their design helps limit rain from coming inside. 

By placing awning windows towards the top of your wall, you maximize the interior space usage. No worries about blocking the window with your TV anymore. 

Awning windows are versatile and come in many designs, styles, shapes, and materials. No matter what you have in mind for your awning windows Sahara Window and Doors can help.

Awning windows start at a very reasonable price point making them an excellent option for people on a budget. 

The Downsides of Awning Windows

Awning windows cannot be used as a designated escape route from your home in case of fire, so, depending on your location, you may not be able to install awning windows.

Since awning windows open outward they are ill-advised for areas of your house where there is a lot of traffic. An open awning window on a porch will greatly reduce the amount of useable space on the porch.

Awning windows tend to get dirty quicker than many other types of windows due to how they open out. And, the exterior side of awning windows tends to be hard to clean and not possible from inside the home.

Have Questions Ask the Experts

Sahara Window and Doors has been installing awning windows throughout Chicago for many decades. We’re happy to discuss installing or replacing awning windows on your home or business.

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Over the years Sahara Window and Doors has grown into Chicagoland’s best installers of windows and doors. Receiving more glowing reviews than any other window or door company, Sahara Window and Doors is Chicago’s highest rated window and door company. By offering top-of-the-line window and door manufacturers coupled with excellent work and quality customer service, Sahara Window and Doors has truly become Chicago’s best window and door installation company.

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