Types of Windows: Awning Windows
6/24/2014 8:24 AM
This blog post, the third of a four-part series, highlights a type of window much like the one featured in our second post—awning.
Like casement windows, awning windows have a long history of use in both residential and commercial settings. Their versatility make them a popular choice for homes and businesses seeking to improve ventilation while remaining both secure and protected from the elements outside.
History of Awning Windows
Awning windows have long been a popular choice due to their versatile nature. They have existed for hundreds of years with relatively little change. Early versions of awning windows were simply pushed out and held in place with a simple arm. Today, awning windows are more complex, utilizing hand cranks for opening and closing, locks, and a number of energy efficiency features.
What Are Awning Windows?
Awning windows have a single sash like casement windows but are hinged on the top rather than on the side. A hand crank that opens and closes the window horizontally on a metal track. Ease of operation makes this window style a great choice for hard-to-reach places, such as over countertops and sinks, and in bathrooms. Awning windows are popular in part because they can be left open during inclement weather. Since the window hinges outward, creating an awning-like effect, the home interiors are protected from rain.
Weather Shield Awning Windows
Weather Shield offers several models of awning windows designed to appeal to a wide range of homeowners. Whether you’re looking for an affordably priced vinyl window, an environmentally friendly fiberglass window, or an architectural-grade product, we have the awning window for you. We offer thousands of potential design and color combinations, so we are confident you’ll find the perfect window for your project.
Aspire Series – Vinyl-Clad Awning Windows
Let the fresh air in even when outdoor conditions may not be favorable. Because awning windows operate from the bottom out, you can open them even when it is raining, without letting in the water. Aspire Series vinyl-clad wood awnings are an ideal complement to operating or stationary casements. Units feature a multi-point sequential lock for greater security.
To learn more about our Aspire Series awning windows, click here.
EnduraShield Series – Fiberglass Awning Windows
EnduraShield awning windows operate from the bottom out, which makes them ideal for letting in fresh air even when it's raining outside. Awning windows are a great complement to EnduraShield operating or stationary casement windows. Units are available as all-fiberglass or fiberglass-clad exteriors with real wood interiors.
To learn more about our EnduraShield Series awning windows, click here.
Signature Series – Aluminum-Clad Awning Windows
Open up your design possibilities with Signature Series awning windows. On their own or mulled to operating or stationary casement units, these awnings crank out from the bottom and allow you to let fresh air in even when conditions are not favorable. Units feature an extruded aluminum-clad exterior and wood interior. Choose from a wide array of options to complete the look you desire.
To learn more about our Signature Series awning windows, click here.
Premium Series – Architectural Grade Aluminum-Clad Awning Windows
Stacked columns. Running ribbons of glass. Dramatic blocks of lite. With Weather Shield Premium Series™ awnings windows, you can create imaginative, contemporary home designs without compromising function. Premium Series awning windows crank out from the bottom to let fresh air in even when conditions are not favorable, and they feature an extruded aluminum-clad exterior with solid wood interiors.
To learn more about our Premium Series awning windows, click here.
Find a Local Weather Shield Dealer in Your Area
If you are thinking about replacing your windows and are interested in learning more about our awning window options, we have an extensive dealer network throughout the country. We make finding a reputable replacement window contractor easy and stress-free. Simply visit our dealer locator, enter your zip code, and choose from a dealer close to you!