From Brittany on October 19th, 2011 in Window Replacement
You may have heard a lot about awning windows lately. We have. They are an increasingly popular choice for replacement windows, and for good reason. A mainstay in traditional architectural style, this type of window gives a fresh and updated look without becoming aesthetically dated. Not to mention that awning windows provide wonderful fresh air into your home, and seal out the air you don’t want.
Awning windows are connected on one of their four borders by hinges, and swivel out to let air indoors. Styles vary as to the placement of hinges and latches—many current models open with cranks, while some simply push open—but the basic idea remains the same.
Another huge perk to awning windows is affordability. They have remained one of the most cost-effective and mid-range replacement windows on the market. Costs do, however, vary from region to region, and contractor to contractor.
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Awning windows are popular for a few other reasons as well. First, they are considered a durable option that lasts for years. Standard upkeep is easy and hassle free. Awning windows have been the window of choice for manufacturing plants and schools—and now residences—since the early 1900s.
Awning windows are a great option when looking at energy-efficient windows, too. They let in a great flow of air, and are great in bedrooms and other areas that need to maintain privacy while still letting in light. They maximize ventilation but still block rainwater from coming in. They can be added pretty much anywhere.
When extreme temperatures hit, these windows close and seal tightly, eliminating unwanted leaking into your house. Given their airflow efficiency and their secure sealing when closed, these are arguably the most naturally energy-efficient windows out there.
In addition to the benefits you can reap now from awning windows, you can count on these windows helping you in the long run. Because of their durability and energy savings, awning windows are a popular feature that home buyers are looking for. Prospective owners will also be drawn to the lasting quality and simplicity of the cleaning and maintenance process.
Awning windows won’t ever look anything but fresh and current and clean, and go beautifully with literally any style of home. Their clean look gives a curb appeal that is unmatched.
Beautiful upgrades and features like awning windows are one of many examples of choices you can make to enjoy better efficiency and beauty in your home now, while expecting great returns and increased sell-ability of your home when the time comes.
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