Accounting for substantial heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in warm weather, windows can be a costly feature of a home. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a quality energy efficient window professionally installed. According to a recently published article, single-pane windows, found practically in almost every home throughout Canada, are the most extreme in terms of energy-inefficiency and also in costing you money.
Here are identifying features that illustrate the distinct ways you can have heat loss through your windows:
Heat loss will be prevented through a window’s effective insulation. And it will also assist in regulating the surface temperature of the interior glass. A well-insulated window ensures an even temperature throughout the interior of the entire home. Energy efficiency is greatly increased when a well-insulated window makes it possible for a heated home to maintain a much higher humidity level. This ensures better air quality, with a reduced risk of condensation on the window panes.
If you’re considering a home improvement or renovation project and are wondering what to choose, make sure you have double (or triple) glazed windows. Whereas a window has a single pane of glass, two panels of glass spaced some few millimetres apart not only is energy efficient but through this double glazing, your home will also be protected from exterior noise, keeping your house cozy warm and peacefully silent.
With an energy-efficient upgrade, as a homeowner, you’ll have so many designs to choose from. But there are a variety of types that you should consider, one of them being an awning window. Awning windows are different in design when compared to most other windows, as they open outwards instead of inward, up or down.
However, awning windows are similar to casement windows, they are made for openings in which the width is greater than the height providing an interesting aesthetic design.
If your property has some historical significance, awning windows are commonly found in older homes. An awning window offers design flexibility in that a new window can be designed to blend in and to look exactly the same as your existing windows thus ensuring a consistent look is provided throughout your home.
One big selling feature for awning and casement windows is that they open outwards thus delivering lots of natural light to your home while also ensuring great ventilation for your seasonal climate.
Features of an awning window are that they are low-maintenance. Constructed out of vinyl, it helps protect against water damage. They also come in different colours to suit any type of design style and taste. Pre-finished white, dark bronze or black interiors are just to name a few. Awning windows are available in a wide range of hardware styles and finishes, grille patterns and glass options. And they also offer custom sizes to accommodate any window space, a standard size typically measures up to 6′ in width and 3′ in height. Awning windows are the perfect choice for ventilating a smaller room where a casement window isn’t practical. And for a basement or attic, they can also act as an emergency egress windows.
With a selection of single, double and triple glass for better insulation they are 100% lead-free. They are highly thermal and energy-efficient. And depending upon the model you choose, the casements can open to a full 90 degrees. And being sturdily constructed, they offer a high-security multi-point locking system with stainless steel hinges and tracks.
With the use of double-pane clear glass means you will have protection from outside noises when compared to single-pane glass construction. These windows offer a smooth flow of hot and cold air, which means that it offers the best protection from temperatures.
An awning window creates better ventilation due to their suitability to be placed higher on walls than other styles of windows. Your privacy will not be compromised, but you still will be provided more ventilation and more exposure to light. In terms of interior design, with a higher window being “out of the way”, it makes it very suitable for the placement hanging of framed pictures, artwork and furniture, such as a grandfather clock. Due to its opening outward design, the window can be left in the open position when it rains thus in warmer weather allowing cool air in and keeping the rain out. And during the winter weather, when the window is closed they are airtight saving you money by cutting down on costly cooling and heating bills. And in terms of real estate re-sale value added to your property, an awning window provides a stylish, modern look to your home.
Installation is a straightforward procedure. Make sure that the frame of the window has weather stripping applied to it, so as to ensure an airtight fit preventing any air seepage. Place the base of the window on the base of the window frame, tilt it upwards and into position. Make sure that the flashing around the window itself is taught. Next pilot holes are drilled into the frame, to screw the window securely in place. With a level, make sure that the window is centred and framed evenly and on the bubble before permanently inserting the screws. Make sure that you are content in knowing that with this window installed, there will be durability, strength and beauty to complement your design.
Shop around for the best place to get your installation done. After your research when you contact a showroom, discuss your home’s requirements with the staff. Ensure that you are comfortable knowing that you are being given sound, practical advice.
If you want to know where to buy awning windows and how much they will cost, contact our specialists.
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