Awning windows are similar to casement windows, however, instead of being hinged along the side and pivoting outward along the vertical axis, they feature a hinge along the top of the sash and open by swinging outward from the bottom along the horizontal axis. When opened, this configuration creates an awning effect that gives this window style its name. Awning windows offer a number of benefits, including:
Versatile Ventilation When Opened
Because of the way their sashes open, awning windows can be placed higher up on walls than many other window styles. This higher placement not only allows for natural light to penetrate your home but also provides excellent ventilation. And, because the hinged sash on an awning window allows you to open it as much or as little as you wish, you can control the level of ventilation that you desire.
A Weather-Tight Seal When Closed
Awning windows are a great window choice for damp climates because you can leave them open even during light rainstorms and their angled configuration will prevent precipitation from entering your home. When closed, awning windows offer a superior weather-tight seal against air infiltration, making them more energy-efficient than other window styles.
Our awning windows feature a smooth-turning crank assembly that opens and closes the sash. This makes this type of window easier to operate than other styles such as single- or double-hung, as they don’t require you to have leverage to operate them, which is especially helpful when they are installed in a hard-to-reach area such as above the kitchen sink or high up on the wall in a stairwell.
Contact West Shore Home
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of having awning windows installed, contact the home improvement pros at West Shore Home to schedule a free consultation. We can install awning windows at your home in just one day and we offer easy financing options, comprehensive warranties, and a low-cost assurance to ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible on your new windows. Contact West Shore Home today to learn more.