Awning windows are similar to the casement window design, except that they are hinged at the top to open upward and outward. Awning windows provide a room with additional airflow and are perfectly paired with stationary windows. They shut and open easily with a simple turn of a handle.
The best part of an awning window is the protection they provide from the elements while still allowing ventilation. Because they open upward, they prevent leakage from the rain, hence their name.
Typical of smaller windows, awning window installations can be placed higher on a wall than other window types. Without compromising safety or privacy, they still provide ventilation and light. They are perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms, while their easy use makes them the ideal addition over a sink or counter. They can be placed in patterns to provide a unique display of light and can even be equipped with window grilles.
Great Windows offers awning windows in wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, clad, impact resistance, and architectural grade.
Benefits of Great Windows awning windows:
- Awning windows can be placed higher on your home’s walls that other window types, providing more regarding ventilation and natural light, without compromising on privacy.
- High window placement also allows more wall space for design aspects such as furniture placement and art.
- The weather-tight constructing of awning windows are an excellent choice for damp climates. They protect your home even when in a rainstorm while still allowing maximum airflow.
- Because awning windows swing upward and outward, they create a fresh contemporary looked sought after by homeowners.