Should You Install Awning Windows?

awning windowsHome renovations should include window installations if the glass shows signs of failure. Various options are available, including casement and bay windows, just to throw out a few styles. Awning windows are another variant that’s gaining popularity among Spokane homeowners.

What Are Awning Windows?

Awning windows are similar to casement windows. While the latter swing and pivot on side hinges, the former have hinges mounted at the top. Homeowners can open the window to varying degrees. By opening the window between 90 and 45-degrees, the glass almost takes on the function and appearance of an awning.

Advantages of Awning Windows

You can install awning windows closer to the ceiling. This provides more natural lighting and ventilation. The higher placement also means more space below for furniture and wall décor. This also means more privacy since it prevents peeping neighbors.

Another advantage is that you can keep the window open during the rain. As mentioned, the glass acts as an awning in the open position, preventing raindrops from making their way inside.

As far as appearance goes, many homeowners have commented that the windows complement contemporary architecture nicely.

Disadvantages of Awning Windows

Awning windows have a few drawbacks as well. The sashes require frequent cleaning due to the exposure to outdoor elements. You’ll also have to hose off the glass after a rain spell, or hardwater deposits will stain the surface.

Awning windows in an open position also provide less of an opening. This may make escape difficult if you need to quickly exit from the window in a fire or other dangerous situation.

We Install Awning Windows

Awning windows fit well with certain types of siding. Both are great as part of an extensive renovation. Call Exteriors Unlimited and browse our gallery to see our various remodeling projects. Awning windows make excellent additions for both contemporary and traditional-style homes.

Window Installations for Spokane Valley Residences

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