Awning windows are casement windows with hinges located at the top of the system. Casement windows are defined as windows hinged from one side and able to open outwards and angled to allow the wind or breeze to come in while keeping rain out. The single awning windows can open inward or outwards, but the double panel awning windows have to open inwards. To open awning windows, a lever is used as for the size and shape – this is up to the property owner and his preferences.
Historically, awnings refer to an overhang, which was invented by the ancient Egyptians. By the 18th century, the concept of casement windows was introduced and replaced the stone mullioned windows. Back then, casement windows were made of iron and glass and were handcrafted. The iron was replaced by oak wood in the 19th century, and lead strips were used to hold the glass panes.
Today, awning windows can be made of different materials and are practically maintenance-free. The improvements through the years have resulted in property owners being able to enjoy the following benefits:
The materials used with awning windows include:
The most common issues with awning windows include:
Fortunately, all these issues can be directly addressed by our professional group at Castle Impact Windows. Give us a call, and we’ll do everything to ease your worries and make this experience as friendly as possible.