Great view and open air flow, awning windows are a great fit for windows on the upper level or above sinks or countertops.
What is an Awning Window?
Awning windows are extremely similar to casement windows except that the window is hinged at the top (instead of the side) and opens from the bottom. Think about how a dog door opens outwards from the bottom when the dog walks through. An awning window performs much in the same. The window opens upwards creating an “awning” with the outside of the home. Because of the minimal design, an awning window allows for customized air flow into a room and air-tight seals.
Energy-efficiency is one of the primary reasons to consider an awning window. The window crank that opens the window allows for a seal that is extremely energy efficient, and also weather-resistant in terms of water. The crank mechanism on the window should be handled with care, as it is more susceptible to breaking than the sliding track on either a sliding window or double hung window. The window opens outwards, so make sure it is not obstructed by trees, bushes, or other outside objects that could prevent this. You should also avoid hanging objects outside of awning windows for obvious reasons.
Awning windows come in many different styles and sizes, making them one of the more versatile windows you can install in your home. With the ability to open outwards from the bottom, awning windows can be placed higher on walls, making them ideal for windows above sinks or countertops in bathrooms and kitchens, but also any upper level room that requires light and air flow.
Contact Ann Arbor Windows & Doors today to get started on your new awning window installation, or if you have questions about your home window replacement!