Awning windows are similar to casement windows, as they feature a hinge and are opened by a handle or crank. Awning windows are hinged at the top, and open from the bottom. The crank allows the window to be opened just slightly or completely to let in light or a fresh breeze. Awning windows can be used in residential or commercial buildings, enhancing the aesthetic value without breaking the bank.
One of the main benefits of awning windows is the good ventilation they provide. Since these windows are never opened upwards, like a traditional single hung window, they can be placed high in a room. This means that more air and wind can come in through these windows creating natural breezes throughout a room. This cannot be accomplished with any other type of window. The ventilation alone can make these windows the right choice in areas that have warm weather, but cool breezes. Rooms without air conditioning can greatly benefits from high awning windows that let in cool morning breezes to chill the building.
Placing awning windows up higher also allows for more wall and room space for hanging decorating, shelving or even furniture placement. In addition, these windows can be left open without compromising privacy. The higher up the windows are, the less people on the outside can see in, but those in the building can still enjoy an open window. It’s the best of both worlds!
Awning windows are also known for water-tightness and viability in damp climates. Due to how the awning windows are created, installed and sued, very little water can get into the structure. These windows can even remain open during a rainstorm and not let water in due to the angle of the window and how it is hinged at the top, but open at the bottom. Many designers recommend awning windows because they provide a more contemporary look as opposed to traditional single or double hung windows.
There are a variety of materials, sizes and designs when it comes to awning windows. Due to the wide variety, the cost of these windows can range greatly. For example, steel and wood framing and accessories make the window more expensive whereas aluminum or vinyl framing can be a less expensive route. Buying multiple windows at once could be a way to save money as well, but there are many options for buyers interested in awning windows for their commercial or residential project.
It is best to contact a professionals if you are interested in purchasing awning windows. We can help you choose the right design as well as lay out the costs when purchasing and installing. Having professionals help you can ensure that your window project goes right from start to finish. We have helped hundreds of customers purchase and install awning windows, leaving them highly satisfied. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email with your questions about awning windows, or any general window project, we would be more than happy to assist you!