What should exterior window sills be characterized by?
Window sills, above all, are to protect the wall construction located beneath windows against rainfalls, too intense sunlight and high temperatures. For this reason, they have to be made of properly selected materials, they have to be of optimal sizes and should be properly mounted. Later in our post, you will find out what their distinguishing characteristics should be like.
The most fundamental features of exterior window sills.
First of all, they need to be distinguished by their ability to withstand varied external influences, which window sills will be exposed to practically non-stop. These factors mainly involve rainfalls, extreme temperatures, sunlight and pollution. Another important feature is the resistance to mechanical damage, which external sills are also subject to. The better tailored the sill is, the longer we will enjoy its exceptional properties and its aesthetic values.
As the durability and functionality of exterior window sills result primarily from their appropriate fitting, it’s worth relying on professionals’ recommendations in this respect. A well-designed project is a must. Such elements as wall and windows’ specifications need to be considered. During the process of installation, you have to remember about an optimal downward angle or about alternative solutions which will allow the rainwater to run off the sill.
Exterior stone window sills
Undoubtedly, stone is the best material to produce exterior window sills. It is distinguished by premium quality, being a luxurious feature of each house finishing, and first and foremost providing optimal protection. An appropriate type of stone i.e. granite, guarantees the durability, endurance and long-term reliability of our window sills. A significant advantage of natural stone is its aesthetic value – interesting, inhomogeneous colour scheme and unique structure
Our company guarantees a professional project, the installation of window sills, which can be produced in many layouts: the straight one, the arched one and the radius one. In the case of external sills, drip grooves in the underside part of a sill are carved.