Awning Window FAQs
By: Architectural Visions
Awning windows can enhance any space’s aesthetic, allowing fresh air to enter the home, regardless of the weather. They provide both a versatile and contemporary look. This type of window is hinged at the top and opens outward, adding ventilation and natural light. If you’re considering adding awning windows to your home, read on for frequently asked questions that include everything you need to know about awning windows.
Key takeaways for awning windows:
- Awning windows offer high-quality performance and a design that is focused on simplicity. This style of window has a hinge at the top that enables it to open outward.
- There are two different types of awning windows: push-out and crank-out.
- Awning window opens outward, and each window style operates differently. Push-out awning windows operate as the name implies, while crank-out awning windows are operated with locking hardware that is located near the window sill.
- Awning windows provide excellent ventilation in a space without letting debris inside and can be left open when it rains.
- Awning windows are ideal for hard-to-reach places in the home since they’re easy to operate or in areas that need additional ventilation.
What is an awning window?
Awning windows offer high-quality performance and a design focused on simplicity. This window style has a hinge at the top that enables it to open outward and can enhance any remodeling or window replacement project. In addition, an awning window makes a statement on its own or as a complement to casement or picture windows.
There are two different types of awning windows to consider for your window replacement project:
- Push-out awning window: Push-out awning windows are easy to operate and their narrow profiles offer a clean aesthetic and maximum glass views. Some push-out awning windows are equipped with a concealed lock status sensor for added security.
- Crank-out awning window: Crank-out awning windows have a lever that turns clockwise to open and counter-clockwise to close. This style of awning window comes with extender poles if the window is located in a high position. The pole can hook onto the hardware to operate the window.
How do you operate an awning window?
Awning windows open outward, and two different awning window styles open differently. Pushi-out awning windows operate as the name implies, while crank-out awning windows are operated with locking hardware near the window sill.
Do awning windows help with ventilation?
Awning windows provide excellent ventilation in a space without letting debris inside. When open, they allow ample fresh air to enter the space and can be left open while raining.
When are awning windows a good choice?
Awning windows are ideal for hard-to-reach places in the home since they’re easy to operate or in areas that need additional ventilation. They work well over sinks, kitchen counters, or placed higher on the wall.
What design options are available for awning windows?
There are extensive available design options for awning windows. You can select from wood, steel, aluminum, or fiberglass, with the option of installing grids. You can also choose between fixed or retractable interior screens to provide protection and encourage increased window usage. When you’re selecting the glass for your awning windows, dual pane, triple pane and low-e coating are all options, as well as decorative or tempered glass.
How do you install awning windows?
Relying on professionals to install your awning windows means a hassle-free installation by experienced installers. In addition, a professional installation will streamline the replacement process to save you time, money, and headaches. Having the windows installed professionally also means that the installation come with a quality guarantee, offering peace of mind that the windows were installed securely.
Turn to a professional to help you install your awning windows by contacting the experts at AVI. AVI is your one-stop shop for all styles of windows, with in-person and online service options. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or come by one of our Southeast locations and let us help you!