Are you looking to switch out the windows in your home? Not sure what to buy? Consider installing awning windows in your bathroom, basement, or kitchen to maximize natural light and ventilation. Awning windows make a perfect addition to any room with high walls and access to direct sunlight. Not sure what an awning window is? We’ve got the answers you need.
Unlike sliding and casement windows, awning windows open from a hinge located at the top of the frame. They swing outward, letting light in and allowing wind to flow into your home. They are prized for their energy efficiency and ventilation. Install awning windows in your kitchen or bathroom for the best results.
This guide will introduce you to awning windows, explain what makes them unique, and guide you through some customizable options. Contact Trusted Veteran’s Restorations for more information about installing replacement windows, and we’ll give you a free estimation today. window
What are Awning Windows?
You’ve likely seen awning windows before. They consist of a single pane of glass, with a hinge set at the top. Awning windows open outward from the bottom, allowing wind to blow into the room, increasing ventilation and airflow.
Standard awning windows have a small handle or crank that turns and can be pushed outward. Because their handles are typically positioned low on the pane, you can place awning windows high up on the wall for added privacy. Install them in rooms that need extra ventilation, such as a bathroom, basement, or kitchen.
Thanks to their sloped design, they naturally keep water from coming into your home, even if it’s raining outside. Their natural slope also helps keep the wind out when they’re closed. So even if it’s storming, the wind will simply push the window tighter into the frame. This makes them far more energy-efficient than sliding or casement windows.
Why Choose Awning Windows?
Many homeowners have chosen to replace their new construction windows with awnings, and for a good reason. We make sure to use high-quality windows from manufacturers such as Simonton and Anderson. Awning windows have quickly become a popular option thanks to their unique architectural configurations, minimalism, and the fact that they’re easier on your energy bill.
Other benefits to awning windows include:
Awning windows are hinged from the top, meaning you can look straight through the pane without bars or frames obstructing your vision. When positioned above a picture window, you can see clearly across the landscape without hassle.
Awning windows not only let in more light and air, but they also work while it’s raining. As long as your awning isn’t positioned at ground level, you can leave it open in light or moderate rain without worrying about soaking your interior. The sloping windowpane will act as an overhang, guiding rainwater away from your home.
Easier to Use
Awning windows function using a single hinge. Simply lift the latch or turn the handle and push upward. You don’t have to struggle with sliding parts, locking mechanisms, or complicated window treatments. When you’re ready to close the window, pull it in and turn the latch.
Customization Options and Window Styles
Trusted Veterans Restorations offers a variety of customization options. If you call today, you can access the following window options:
Vinyl awning windows
Vinyl awning windows cost about 20% less than wood or other options and are highly customizable. Ask about our various colors and molds when you call about installations.
Aluminum-Clad Wood Awning Windows
Aluminum-clad wood awnings offer all the strength and durability you want from a metal-framed window with the warmth and beauty of a wooden frame. In addition, they are more resistant to rust and sun exposure, meaning they’ll last longer without needing to be replaced.
Wood Composite Awning Windows
Composite wood awnings offer the style and aesthetics of wood with the longevity and energy efficiency of modern composite material. Composite wood is resistant to insects and can be painted whatever color you’d like.
Call Trusted Veteran’s Restorations!
If you want to switch out your home’s new construction windows, consider installing awning windows. They’re more energy-efficient and can provide your home with the ventilation and natural light you’ve been craving. Call Trusted Veteran’s Restorations for a free consultation and ask about our variety of customizable options. We’re standing by and ready to create the home of your dreams.