Replacing basement windows is slightly different than a regular window above ground in your home. Basements have a tendency to be dark, so the passage of as much light as possible is essential with any window you’re replacing. That’s not the only thing that’s important. Many home burglaries begin with a basement window, so security is also an essential feature that can’t be overlooked. There’s a variety of styles of window you can choose from – including sliding windows (open and close by sliding from side to side), and hopper windows (opens by tilting inward from the top), but we manufacture a window style that we believe is superior to these two alternatives. The awning window.
Awning windows are ideal replacement windows for basements for a variety of reasons. They’re considered more contemporary, stylish, and aesthetically pleasing than hopper and sliding windows. They open by swinging from the bottom out and are hinged to the top of the window frame and offer better protection from the elements because of the way they open. Awning windows allow for better passage of light and ventilation, and are generally considered very secure for basements. They can also be placed high on walls to provide good lighting for a room.