What is an Awning Window?
It’s a window designed with a top-hinged system that allows it to swing outwards from the bottom. This outward opening style offers many benefits over conventional sliding or double hung window models.
Awning windows can provide these benefits in your home:
- Increased ventilation as the complete window surface can be opened; whereas sliding or double hung designs only allow half of the surface to open
- Can be opened when it’s raining without rain entering your home due to opening angle
- Place higher than other window designs and sizes providing increased privacy (perfect for bringing light and fresh air into bedrooms and bathrooms)
- Superior compression seal makes them extremely energy efficient, reducing monthly costs
Imagine that: ventilation in the rain AND increased privacy! It’s easy to see why awning windows are having resurgences in popularity with new home builders.