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Mind the size, type of windows you choose

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Added 25th September 2017 01:03 PM

When choosing windows, select a style that not only enhances the appearance of your home, but also a structure that can easily be maintained.

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When choosing windows, select a style that not only enhances the appearance of your home, but also a structure that can easily be maintained.

HOMES | BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Q: Do the size of windows matter?

Yes, size matters, for example, a large window will enable you enjoy the outdoors even when you are inside the house. When choosing windows, select a style that not only enhances the appearance of your home, but also a structure that can easily be maintained.

 

Q:Does the type of house determine the type of window?

Before you decide whether to buy wood, aluminium or PVC windows, consider the kind of house you have built or are planning to build and its location.

 

Q:Why does the house need windows?

Houses have windows to allow circulation of air. They are also meant to allow natural light into the house.

 

Q:Tell us some of the types of windows

Awning windows are usually installed in bedrooms and other areas that may require privacy. They are also installed next to other windows, in columns or above the patio or terrace doors.

The design of awning window makes it ideal for ventilation in wet weather, with the sash acting as a canopy to keep the rain out. There are also windows. These are common and are hinged vertically to swing in and out.

 

Q:Any advantage with the casement window?

The advantage of such a window is the ability to maximise and control breezes and direct them into any area of your home. The double hung windows have a traditional design with two vertically sliding hinges.

They open vertically, and both hinges slide.

They also consist of a fixed upper hinge and a sliding lower hinge. Double-hung windows have an attractive design, good ventilation controls and make it easy to install security or insect screens.

 

Q:Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows operate inwards, and turn like a casement.

They open in multiple directions by the use of a single operating handle.

 

Q:How do horizontal sliding windows operate?

These windows open horizontally, they have two or more sashes and offer a nice clear opening for good ventilation. The sliding windows are easy to maintain and require occasional cleaning of the tracks and glass.

These windows have a number of design advantages. They are easy to operate and are the ideal choice when external space is limited by decks and neighbouring buildings.

Q:Are light shelves windows good for a house?

The shelf is installed outside of a window, which reflects additional light back into the house. If you want this kind of window, it has to be made of an aluminium frame and panel that are mounted horizontally and located above eye-level. The ceiling should be painted with a reflective light colour.

 

Answered by Elemia Male, director Kutegeragana Metal Fabricators and Designers

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