Two Situations In Which It Might Be Worth Installing Folding Windows In Your Home
There are a number of situations in which it might be worth hiring a contractor to fit folding windows in your property. Here are two such situations.
You cannot fully open some of your current windows because there is not enough space
If you have windows which cannot be completely opened because there is another feature inside or outside that prevents these windows from being fully extended, then it might be a good idea to have a contractor replace them with folding windows. These features may include a tree if you have an outward-opening window or a banister next to an inward-opening window.
The reason for this replacement is as follows: it's important to be able to fully open the windows in your home. Being able to do this will allow you to cool down your home on hot days and air it out when it gets a bit whiffy.
Even more importantly, having windows that open fully could potentially enable you to climb through them and escape if a fire ever breaks out in your home and the other exits become blocked.
In this situation, folding windows would be an excellent choice, as these could be fully opened, even in areas of your property where there are obstructions like the aforementioned tree and banister. This is because when these type of windows are opened, they fold up laterally, instead of protruding outward or inward.
You're struggling to clean the outward-opening windows on the upper floors of your home
Cleaning the windows on the upper floors of a property can be very difficult if they open outwards. The reason for this is that you may not be able to access the exterior side of the window pane whilst you are inside. Instead, you may only be able to clean this part of the glass by placing a ladder against the outside wall, climbing up and washing the glass whilst perched on the ladder rungs.
This can be tiring, difficult and dangerous (as there is a chance that you could fall off the ladder).
In this situation, it might be best to instruct a local contractor to replace these window with folding ones. If you do this, you should be able to access the exterior part of the pane quite easily, as this section of the window won't move outwards away from you when you open it.
As such, you can wash the pane simply by sitting on the windowsill whilst one of the two windows is folded up and the other is extended.