Awning windows are not the most popular style of window we sell at our San Diego replacement window company, but they are worth a look if you are in the market for something other than just the common single slider or single hung window. They have many great benefits and may be the perfect style for a specific space in your home.
Awning windows have a single glass panel that swings open via a top hinge, opening from the bottom upward. In many cases awning windows are the center in an arrangement of larger fixed panes that do not open or close. They are also typically found in bathrooms or other rooms located above or below the ground floor. These windows usually operate via a crank, which makes the window simple to open and close for San Diego homeowners.
Awning windows are the perfect solution for providing light and ventilation to interior spaces within an arrangement of fixed windows, or as a stand-alone window in a bathroom or basement. They also can be installed with screens for protection against insects and outdoor debris. Window manufacturers offer different interior and exterior colors and standard or custom sizes of awning windows. Many manufacturers even offer energy efficient and energy star compliant options as well.
Because awning windows only open partially, they are not a safe fire exit, which means they can’t be installed in a bedroom if it’s the only window in that room. However, they do allow fresh air to circulate in the home and ventilate smaller indoor spaces well. They can even offer ventilation during a light rain as they can be opened partially, keeping out raindrops but allowing sound and fresh air to enter. They can be installed with or without a screen, according to your preference.
To learn more about awning windows, or any other style of replacement windows, contact a San Diego replacement window company and set up a time to meet with a representative in your home or in the company’s showroom.