Use our guide below to determine if awning windows are right for your next project. Compare strengths and weaknesses of awning windows, glass options, grid / grill patterns, and window screens.
Awning window replacement can cost as little as $415 pending the installation details or as much as $775 or more per window depending on your choice in size, hardware, functionality, style, glass type, and more.
Awning windows are hinged on the top and push open outward from the base of the window. Awnings provide good ventilation and when they are open deflect light rain. Making these windows perfect to cool off during summer nights or light rain. Awnings are commonly located toward the top of walls for privacy and security. These are also very commonly paired with other stationary windows to enhance the view, let in more light, and make your home look larger from the outside.
Awnings are an excellent complement to casement or double hung windows as well. Awnings are a nice choice above a kitchen sink, so you do not have an obstructed view as normally found in a double hung or sliding window. Because these are mostly located higher up on walls, that enables a fast path to let stagnant hot air out and a cool breeze in.
Awning windows open from the top and provide protection from the weather including light rain, while still allowing for ventilation. They allow little to no leakage even during light rain. When open, they are not prone to stress to stress on the joints, and when closed provide a tight seal especially during wind or storms.
Commonly installed above doors or large windows to improve ventilation, allow for home to be drenched in natural light and for the stagnant air to be recirculated with fresh outdoor air. An awning is hinged at the top allowing for a clear full view through your window.
a. Awning windows allow for proper insulation when closed and locked properly. The cold drafty wind in the winter is not allowed inside your home and at the same time, when closed, locks the warmth in. An ENERGY STAR rated awning window is a good option for maximum savings during the summer and winter.
Awning windows are commonly placed at the highest parts of the house and as a result, enhancing security. These higher up places of the house are rarely readily accessible from the outside and therefore the windows are lower threats to burglary or unpermitted entry into the house.
The fact that the awning windows open outwards, it is important to take great care of where they are placed as they may distract people walking on the outside of the house when opened. This can be a consideration for how and where you place your windows.
Awning windows are continuously hit by rainwater, roof runoff and other falling particles it obstructs from entering the house and as a result, regular cleaning is required more than for casement windows. With our glass panes coated with our cleanless coating the glass stays cleaner longer. Awnings hinge outwards and require the user to go outside to clean the glass panes.
The awning windows are normally placed too high such that it would be hard to escape through them in case of an incident inside the house. In addition, they are generally small thus, you would really struggle to pass through in the event of an emergency.
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (awning windows FAQ) we've answered dover the years about replacing and installing windows.
Awning windows are hinged at the top and open outward from the base. These windows have a locking latch at the bottom of the window sash which can be unlocked, and the window can then be pushed and propped open. To close an awning window, retract any stopper that may be propping the window open, and pull inwards on the handle.
Awning windows are great for warm and rainy climates. Many homeowners and businesses leave awnings open during light rain because their design limits the amount of rain that can come inside. These are also mostly located towards the top of the wall and in conjunction with other window types beneath.
An awning window is constructed where the bottom sash pushes outward from your home when open. A hopper window is designed so that the top sash pulls inward to the home when open. Both are good for airflow and are generally located higher up on walls and with other complimentary windows.
The cost of a typical awning window is between $415 and $899. The cost may vary depending on the actual size of the window, decorative features such as grilles and hardware, and the color / texture of the material. Awning windows are typically priced like similarly sized sliding windows, and slightly less expensive than casement windows.