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Awning Windows

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Awning windows, which are hinged at the top and open outward, offer full ventilation and can be left open even in the rain. They are usually square or rectangular in design, open easily with a crank, and work well in combination with other window types.

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Benefits of Awning Windows

Awning windows provide the following benefits:

Offers full ventilation. The entire sash of an awning window opens to maximize airflow.

Can be left open in the rain. Because an awning window opens outward, it prevents rain from entering. A crank at the bottom of the window allows it to be easily opened wide or only a few inches.

Increases light transmission. Unlike a horizontal or vertical sliding window, an awning window has a full sash without any bars through the middle to cut down light or views to the outside.

Works well in small spaces. An awning window is often combined with other types of window or placed above a sliding glass door. The smaller size of an awning window makes it perfect for use in bedrooms, dormers, kitchens, basements, and showers and baths.

Reduces air and drafts. The sash compresses against the frame to provide a better seal than a sliding window.

Can provide shading from the sun. If you opt for tinted glass or internal blinds, an awning window can actually serve as a canopy window.

Products and Uses

Awning Window Product Features

Sliding windows from Alside and Polaris Window & Door have these features:

  • Vinyl frames and sashes that won’t crack, chip, or peel
  • Fusion-welded frames and main structures for strength and rigidity (available on most models)
  • Heavy-duty hinges provide easy operation from inside the home
  • Beveled exterior sash design gives the appearance of a larger glass area with an attractive “slim line” look
  • Dual-point locking system provides a tight fit and adds security
  • Insulated glass and warm edge spacer system
  • Multi-chamber sash and mainframes for improved energy efficiency
  • Sloped sills force water to drain to the outside
  • Can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes

Where to Use Awning Windows

These windows work well in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms as single windows or in a group as transom windows. Awning windows also can be installed above sliding doors, in dormer applications (using a remote control operation), or in basements.


Awning Window Design Options

Add style and reduce energy costs with these options (note: options will vary by product lines):/p>

Decorative window grids and grilles. Grids placed inside insulated glass keep window cleaning simple. Various grid options include Colonial, Diamond, Prairie, and Double Prairie.

Internal tilt mini blinds. Blinds placed inside the window never need to be cleaned and provide shade from the sun.

Wood grain interior veneer finishes. We offer a wide range of interior wood grain looks to complement any décor. Options vary per window type and include light, medium, and dark oak, cherry, and foxwood.

Exterior vinyl frame colors. Choose colors to match or contrast with your home’s exterior. We offer many trim options to accent the curb appeal of your home, including tan, brick red, green, white, brown, black, beige, bronze, clay, and gray.

Upgraded glass packages. Lower your home heating and cooling costs by upgrading to premium glass for increased energy efficiency.

Self-cleaning glass. This technology prevents the adhesion of dirt and debris to the glass, while rain or light water spray rinses it away.

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