What are Casement and Awning Windows?
Casement windows have a hinge on the side, which allows them to open to the left or right. They can open by cranks or push-out versions, which are available depending on which brand you choose.
Awning windows have a hinge on the top and open to the outside. They also usually have a foldable window lever, which helps you open the window to the exact width you want.
What are the advantages of Casement and Awning Windows?
Custom style to match yours. When it comes to casement and awning windows Hawaii, you have a huge number of design styles to choose from, like flat top, French, push out, grill and no grill options. You can pick your color and material (wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl).
Easy operation. With single-lever latches or tandem latches, casement windows open and close with ease. If you want an automatic or motorized opener, those can usually be fitted.
Airflow, light, and space. Because awning windows can be installed high up, they can release hot air that builds up in your home. Another advantage is natural light, without giving up your privacy. Placing windows up high also lets you maximize your wall space for art and furniture.
How will Casement and Awning Windows improve my home?
Windows in Hawaii need to be weather-tight—casement and awning windows are. With a rainy and hurricane season, these windows are a great choice for protecting your home in damp climates. Awning windows can save your home from moisture, even when they’re open while it’s raining.
Unfortunately, casement and awning windows aren’t compatible with air conditioners, since they crank outwards. Windows that slide up and down like single-hung and double-hung windows are more ideal for air conditioning units.
It’s also a challenge to use storm windows or screens with casement and awning windows, since they move outwards. One option is to have screens mounted on the inside of the window.
Other tips for casement and awning windows?
If you have a large opening, casement and awning windows may not be the best option. Look at sliding windows for large areas. Your decision for your new windows will depend on your home, style, and budget. If you’re thinking about installing casement or awning windows, be sure to choose a trusted, quality product and installation team. Maui Windows & Doors does windows Hawaii best. Get a quote now—give us a call today!