Designs That Never Go Out of Style - Awning Windows
October 22, 2009
When shopping for replacement windows there are many styles from which to choose. Consider installing awning windows for your next do it yourself project. Whatever the style of window you are replacing, you may now replace nearly all existing windows with awning windows. Awning windows are those that have a top hinge and open out at the bottom.
Advantages of Awning Windows
- Designed to open from the bottom out helps keep rain from coming in
- A variety of sizes and shapes to fit most any window opening
- New energy efficient designs reduce heating and cooling costs
- Used in combination with other types of windows awning windows provide efficient ventilation choices
- Add light to a room without using a lot of wall space
Those who own older homes often complain about the small size of the bedrooms. There is often not enough wall space to accommodate tall dressers and headboards. Also typical window placement does not afford the privacy one might desire. Consider placing awning windows a bit higher in the wall of a small bedroom. This design trick allows additional wall space for use when placing furniture. It also deters curious eyes from peeking into the bedroom. The use of cross ventilation by proper placement of awning windows helps to promote a restful and refreshing sleep.
Consider replacing your old windows with awning windows and enjoy the light and breezy feel you will add to your home. The increase in market value is an additional benefit to most homeowners as well. This is one do-it-yourself project that will dramatically change the look of your home while increasing its energy efficiency.