Awning windows are just one of the many different types of windows you can install in your home. Many homeowners choose a combination of window types for different purposes and different parts of their home. If you are considering installing awning windows, it’s important to look at the benefits and drawbacks of this window type to determine if they would be a useful addition to your home and to understand which areas of the home are the best places to install them.
Here are the pros and cons of awning windows:
- They are a great source of light and ventilation;
- They are tightly constructed and well-sealed, giving you protection against water seepage and air leaks; and
- They add to a fresh, contemporary look for your home.
- Their protruding sashes are unsafe for high-traffic exteriors and narrow alleys, porches, or patios;
- They need regular washing and maintenance because of their exposed sashes; and
- In case of a fire or other emergency, awning windows make for a difficult escape outlet.