Awning windows are a close cousin to casement windows, with two distinguishing features: 1) they are wider than they are tall; 2) they are hinged at the top and swing open outward, creating a sloped surface to deflect moisture away from the opening. The rain just rolls off! Pairing with picture windows (which are inoperable and fixed in place) gives you the best of both worlds — natural lighting and ventilation.
If awning windows sound right for your room, schedule a consultation with Hodges Windows & Doors today.
If you live in a damp climate, awning windows can be kept open during rainfall without worry. On a sunny day, pairing with casement windows allows for maximum airflow.
Placing awning windows higher up on walls can ventilate and illuminate a room without necessarily revealing what's inside. Adjoining an awning window to a picture window increases the viewing area.
Push them open; pull them shut. It's as simple as that.
The Modern Awning's proprietary rotating handle design makes operation a breeze, with less cranking even at larger sizes. Available in swing-out or push-out models, they make a statement on their own or a fantastic complement to the Modern Direct Glaze or Modern Casement.
What is the best placement for awning windows?
The best placement for awning windows depends on what you're using them for! The most alluring aspect of awning windows, in fact, is their versatility. You can add them above or below a fixed window to increase the viewing area and add ventilation, or can place them up high near the ceiling to function similarly to a skylight — letting more natural light in without compromising privacy.
Are awning windows available in custom sizes?
Yes, awning windows are available in custom sizes! Although there are quite a number of design possibilities that can be achieved with standard awning window sizes (widths between 2' and 3'10" and heights between 1'8" and 7'8"), many of our partner manufacturers offer bespoke design options to fit exactly what you might have in mind.
How energy efficient are awning windows?
Awning windows are among the most energy-efficient of window styles, especially during the summer months. When shut, they create a tighter seal than a standard (double-hung) window, meaning less of your cool, air-conditioned air leaks out. On milder or rainy days, they can be left open to provide great natural airflow as any moisture rolls right off. Like other modern windows, low-e glass and double-paned construction help insulate your home year-round. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to be assured of the best energy efficiency.
Can awning windows be left open safely all the time?
Awning windows can be left open safely most of the time, especially when they're not accessible from ground level. Even so, there's not much to worry about from a home security standpoint because their size, positioning, and angle make for a very awkward (if not impossible) crawl-through. Because of all those things, they make poor emergency exits as well, so keep that in mind if you're devising an egress plan for your home or business.
In first-floor applications, be wary of the possibility of them being run into, too, as they do jut out from a building when open.
Are awning windows low-maintenance?
Compared to other window styles, awning windows are not as low-maintenance. Because they open at an angle, they catch more debris than vertically-oriented windows and will need to be cleaned more often. Because they're often positioned higher up on walls, they can be difficult to access as well.
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