What is the Difference Between Awning Windows and Sliding Windows?
Choosing the right windows for your home should depend on the style you are going for, the area you live in, personal preferences and space practicality. Each type of window has its own characteristics which are suitable for different areas and taste. The regular types of windows have been exceeded by more practical and modern types as sliding and awning.
Here are some main differences to make the choices for your window replacement project a little easier:
Awning windows are operated by using a crank attached to their bottom. These windows are hinged and can be opened to a 45-degree angle which provides better air breeze. Usually, they are praised for their practicality and efficiency.
They provide better insulation because of the cranking system which ensures tighter locks thus more insulation and safety. Another reason they are good for home safety is the many options for their placement. You can have them installed higher up the ground which will create a harder path for burglars.
The various places they can be installed makes them great for tough to reach areas such as in kitchens and bathrooms. They are also installed in those areas because of the space practicality they provide. Usually, bathrooms and kitchens are smaller than the other parts of the house.
The smoother flow of air breeze, the highest energy efficiency and the safest measures make them great for buyers whose main factor in choosing a window is practicality. Other than that, they also give unobstructed views since they don’t have any frames which might stand in the way of your perfect morning cup of coffee.
Sliding windows open horizontally, with one side leaping over the other. You can either have them opening to one direction (left or right), or sometimes both directions, but in each case, at least one side of the window will always remain closed.
Their key benefits are low maintenance and a longer life span compared to other windows. To clean sliding windows, you just have to pick up the dirt stuck in the sliding tracks. The longer life span is due to their simple hardware design which doesn’t include cranks and handles.
Sliding windows are also great for unobstructed views as they have more glass area than frame area. This enables us to fully enjoy the maximum amount of sunlight entering our homes. Usually, they are installed in walls which have more width than length. This is done because the unobstructed view of sliding windows creates an optical illusion and makes the walls look bigger than they actually are.
Homeowners who want to add a unique touch to their room and put furniture next to their window should definitely check out sliding windows because they are great for avoiding those frequent head bumps. Plus, they offer enormous practicality since they do not occupy any extra space.
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