If the time has come to replace the windows in your kitchen, then you have several styles to choose from. While double-hung windows are a popular choice because they're inexpensive and easy to come by, a far better choice, in most cases, is awning windows. These windows are mounted on a hinge at the top, and they swing outward when you open them. Here are a few reasons why awning windows work well in a kitchen.
They're easy to open from behind a counter.
Nobody enjoys having to lean over a counter and struggle to reach as they open a window. If you're on the shorter side, you may have to use a stool. This is not as much of an issue with awning windows, since the crank to open them is located right at the base of the window frame. You just turn the crank and the window opens — there's no trying to push something up or down as you lean.
They keep rain from coming in.
Awning windows are named for the way they open. When the window is open, it sits over the window opening in a similar manner to an awning. So if it starts raining, the window opening is shielded from the raindrops. This allows you to leave your windows open for ventilation even when it's raining outside, which is important in a kitchen where cooking produces steam and odors. You will only have to close the windows if there is heavy, wind-driven rain that's getting blown in from the side.
They don't allow direct breezes inside.
While you do want to ventilate your kitchen, you probably don't want a direct breeze coming in as this may blow dust or debris into your food. With an awning window, fresh air is allowed into the home, but since the window opening is shielded, the breeze is not direct or disruptive.
They're energy efficient.
When you close an awning window, it locks tightly into the sash. This reduces the amount of heat that is transferred through the window. So, in the winter, any heat generated in your kitchen is kept inside where it can make your home more comfortable. This leads to lower heat bills than you may experience with another style of window, like a double-hung window.
To learn more about awning windows and their advantages, talk to a window replacement company in your area.Share
9 March 2017
Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.