The thickness of a window sills is one of the most important factors in determining the overall appearance of your home. Window sills are used to keep out rain water, snow melt, and other elements that could damage or destroy your house. A thin window sill will allow rainwater to flow through it easily which would result in flooding your house if not taken care off. If you have a large number of windows, then a thick window sill would be beneficial. However, if you only have two or three windows, then a thin siding might suffice.
There are many different types of window sills available today. There are the standard ones made from wood and they come in various lengths and thicknesses. Then there are those manufactured with metal frames and they come in varying sizes as well as thicknesses. Finally, there are those made of concrete and these come in various thicknesses as well.
All of them have their advantages and disadvantages.
In this article we will discuss about the best type of window sills to buy so that you don’t get flooded by rainwater or damaged by falling objects when opening up your door.
How Thick Should a Window Sill Be? Finally, there are those manufactured with concrete blocks and they come in varying thicknesses as well as lengths.
In order to determine the best type of window sill for your home, you need to consider several things such as:
How much space do you have? (For example, if you live alone) How many windows do you want? What kind of style do you prefer? Do you want a low or high siding?
Sources & references used in this article:
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- Door and window sill pan flashing with drain (M Teodorovich – US Patent 8,117,789, 2012 – Google Patents)
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