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Are Awning Windows The Right Choice For Your Home?

November 14, 2023

If you’re looking to install new, modern windows to your home that offer great ventilation and high security—awning windows might be the right choice for you.


Commonly referred to as a crank window, awning windows are hinged at the top and are made for openings that offer more in width than height. The top hinge enables the window to open outwards, allowing for ventilation even in the rain. A versatile window, awning can be used on their own or in combination with other window types, by being placed above them, for a stylish approach. 


Here are the top reasons to consider adding awning windows to your home. 



As a window with significant strength behind its structure, the size of awning windows can be flexible, and therefore provide as much ventilation and natural light as desired.  Because it opens upwards rather than to the side, awning windows are great for ventilating homes on hot rainy days without worry of rain getting into your home.  



Because awning windows don’t have any rails or bars, they provide a beautiful unobstructed view of the outdoors. It is for this reason that these windows are great for high placement or as rooftop windows. 



Thanks to the top hinge, awning windows keep water out even when they are in use. Besides only rain, they keep other elements of the earth out of your home without sacrificing ventilation, such as soot or leaves that may fall from your roof! This makes awning windows great for homes can get quite hot and require more frequent ventilation.



Awning windows are typically secured with 2-4 points, which creates a sturdy structure for this durable window. Since they don’t typically offer a lot of height or open from the bottom up, awning windows are not ideal for those looking for an easy break-and-enter. It’s unlikely that the average person will be able to squeeze their way through from outside, even when the window is open.


Still unsure or considering a different window style? We’re here to answer questions! Contact us to discuss your window needs and we will find the right fit for your home.