Home replacement windows are available in many styles. You can select double-hung windows, casement windows, sliding glass doors, patio doors and custom shapes. Another option, and one that’s rapidly gaining in popularity is the awning window.
Awning windows are available as vinyl home replacement windows, fiberglass home replacement windows, aluminum home replacement windows and wood home replacement windows.
Awning windows open outward from the bottom. They have hinges along the top of the window, and generally open with a crank handle. The slanted fashion in which awning windows can be opened means you can enjoy having your windows open even when it’s raining, without worrying about getting wet. The operating mechanism is designed to hold the window in position at any number of points, so you can open your awning window just a crack or fully open. This allows the homeowners to enjoy a wide variety of ventilation options.
Alside Awning windows feature maximized glass areas and streamline frames: meaning you have a clear, unimpeded view of the outdoors. This eliminates the cluttered look that older casement windows often had.
If you like the traditional look of divided light windows, Alside Awning Windows feature optional standard, contour, or brass grids, placed between the glass for easy cleaning. These awning windows featuring grids can be used to unify the relationship between windows that feature double hung, casement or other window styles but require awning windows in basement or other areas.
Alside Awning Windows feature color coordinated hardware to ensure a clean, streamlined look within your home. Interior finishes are available in light oak, dark oak and cherry woodgrain. Exterior finishes are available in white or beige, blending with the majority of replacement windows available on the market today. An optional American Brown exterior finish is also available.
Awning windows close very tightly. This tight seal reduces air penetration: less cold air is coming in from outside, and more importantly, less warmed air from indoors escape and is wasted. This increases a home’s energy efficiency, especially when this tight seal is coupled with multi-chambered sash and mainframe and insulated gas units such as are featured in Alside Awning windows.
Security experts often advise awning and casement windows as the best option in areas where crime is an issue. Securely locking frames, such as those demonstrated by Alside Awning Window’s multi-point locking system, make it difficult for a would-be ‘intruder’ to force entry. Some companies offer additional security screens to be fitted to awning windows, adding another layer of safety to your family.
Awning windows offer homeowners an easy way to ventilate and bring fresh air into their home when they want to — while also featuring tight sealing frames that prevent unwanted air penetration. Flexible design options and an attention to detail make awning windows an attractive aesthetic option. Enhanced window technology offers the ultimate in energy efficiency. Awning windows may be the option of choice in some areas where security is a concern. This is an impressive list of benefits associated with replacement awning windows.