What Are Top Hung Windows?

There are so many different types of windows that can be installed in a building. Often we look for something that will complement the atmosphere that we are trying to create. This will include the light we want, the air that needs to enter as well as general aesthetics.

Simply, a top hung window means that the top section of the frame is where the hinges of the window are. The bottom section will open outwards at an angle against the wall. The window can be opened up to a 90 degree angle depending on how much air you want to allow in and how much you want to release it.

These are the best windows to have in high buildings. The design is relatively cheap to make and are ideal for when it is raining. The freshness of the rain will be welcomed without the water entering the room.

These windows are perfect for ventilation. You have the ability to control the ventilation without any hassle. Although, many people believe that side hung windows are best to allow air into the room however the rain might be a problem especially if you live in an area that experiences much rain.

Top hung windows are elegant as well as corporate. Many businesses prefer their professional appearance and that they allow a lot of natural light into the office. Therefore only the minimal amount of electrical lights need to be switched on, which saves energy.

Sometimes, a top hung window will be placed directly above another top hung window. This allows a person to open the highest window if they prefer. Hot air also rises, so having the top window open will allow a passage for the heat to escape.

Most frames are made of an aluminium alloy material. Aluminium does not rust, it is extremely light in weight, and is non-magnetic. It is also an element that does not release damaging toxins because it is naturally made. The aluminium will often be mixed with stainless steel to increase its strength and life-span. Stainless steel does not rust and it gives a shiny and attractive appearance to the windows.

The most common aluminium alloy contains magnesium and silicon with the main compound being aluminium. Magnesium does not corrode unless it is in contact with iron or copper. Silicon resists heat and will only melt if impossibly high heat is applied.

These windows can be made completely customised to suit your preferences. Many manufacturers can design them so that they look similar to your customised doors. In this way the overall style of your home is in synchronisation.

Source by Naeema Jada