If you require a window that can seamlessly blend with the overall architectural and aesthetic design of your home, then Awning windows are simply the must for you. These types of windows provide a whole range of functionality that allows air to freely circulate in your home. Opening from the bottom, an Awning window can help prevent rain splatter from entering your home during a heavy downpour or even a drizzle. When matched with equally stylish and elegant picture windows, Awning windows can add a new dimensionality to the overall appeal of your house. Whether single, side-by-side, or even stacked, you can choose a variety of Awning window style to suit your personal tastes.
Features and Benefits
- Glass panels can be adapted with Solar Solutions glazing solutions available in double- or triple- pane in order to afford optimum energy efficiency.
- Awning windows come with a low profile fold-down mechanism to make it a lot easier to operate.
- Frames and sash corners are fused to afford you unequaled strength and security. Furthermore, the structure can help prevent air infiltration.
- The design takes on a multi-chambered look to prevent condensation as well as insulate your home.
- The joints are well sealed, weather-stripped, and triple co-extruded in order to provide for additional insulation.
- Sash hinge opens 45 degrees to allow easy cleaning.
- Overlapping internal screens are removable and easy to clean.
- Window comes with multiple locking systems for additional security.
Careful engineering processes account for the energy efficiency of doors and windows of any home. There are three fundamental factors that can significantly lead to an energy efficient window. These include the low-emissive glass coatings, the type of glass packs that are used in the manufacturing process, and the total amount of weather-stripping used. These elements have to be carefully considered and integrated into the finished product. Additionally, the new technology of incorporating Krypton or Argon gas in the window’s sealed unit has been tested and shown to significantly improve energy efficiency.
Krypton and Argon Gas
Krypton is ideal in windows with narrow spaces as it provides superior thermal efficiency. Krypton gas is excellent for triple pane energy efficient glass panels.
Argon is primarily used in insulated Low-E window glass units. The heat conductivity of Argon is significantly lower than atmospheric air giving it an advantage of better insulation and a significantly lower U-factor. To be really energy efficient, Argon must be used in combination with Low-E insulated glass.
When it comes to thermal management, low emissive glass or low-E glass is simply unmatched. During the hot summer months, Low-E glass reflects external heat in order to lower cooling costs by blocking UV light and transmitting visible light in order to allow for a magnificent view of the outside. During the cold winter months, Low-E glass keeps heat inside your house so you won’t spend too much on heating.
Energy efficiency is often measured by the amount of heat that is conducted through a window. Super Spacer blocks heat from entering the house during summer. The same mechanism keeps heat in your house during winter. Super Spacer allows for a more efficient management of temperature variations leading to improved energy efficiency.
One way to increase the aesthetic value of your home is by using divided light options as well as grilles. Highly customized grilles can be strategically placed in between glass for a more traditional look. Additionally, this arrangement can make for easy maintenance. Grille selections can be customized according to your design needs. If you need to create interesting and truly unique architectural elements, customizing your grilles is one good way to go.
Choosing the wrong type of glass can lead to a window that is not aesthetically pleasing or energy efficient. Energy savings, aesthetics, and comfort are all tied to the type of glass that you choose. Glazing options can provide the whole range of thermal control you expect from your window.
The choice of color can give your window a more personalized touch. However, it is not just a matter of choosing the right color that bespeaks your personality. More importantly, you need exterior paint colors that provide a unique bonding system so that it will last long, you simply do not have to paint again and again. Our co-extruded Cap stock color bonding system works best in this regard.
To appreciate the value of your window, it must be functional and not just elegant. Awning windows are designed with multipoint locking system. This provides you peace of mind when it comes to the security of your windows. A positive locking system is well-integrated into slider and hung windows for additional security.