Awning Windows / August 4, 2018 / Burrell Lebel
To save on energy one can choose a doubleglazed window (which uses two panels of glass). The layer between the two glasses acts as an insulator to save the heat in the room. Depending on how much privacy and safety is required in the area where you live you may opt for fortified or screened windows. But above all its your budget that will have a final say on how your windows will look. There are benefits and drawbacks of each kind of window. Lets look at some of them:
Casement Windows. Open all the way outward hence allow maximum light and air. Energy efficient because they shut tight. Can be glazed to save energy. Easy to use as a simple crank mechanism is used. Disabled people can operate them easily. Cleaning is easy therefore ideal for installing behind sinks and countertops. Allows for quick and easy emergency escapes. Greater aesthetic customization lend themselves to a variety of designs colors and materials. Use mechanical parts that need maintenance
Sliding window locks are often called vent locks as they allow the window to be locked slightly open for ventilation. The recommended gap is 100mm but never have more than 150mm. The theory is that if a head can get through a window a person can squeeze through. The venting position is not as secure as when the window is shut and locked. Therefore you should only leave your windows locked open you are at home.