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Alberta Awning Windows

Awning Windows for Popular Alberta Home Styles

A beautiful landscape surrounds Alberta. From the Canadian Rocky Mountain skyline and downtown streets of Calgary to the capital city of Edmonton, Alberta is known for its affordable cost of living, winter sports and beautiful summers.

Home styles in Alberta vary from modern-style homes in Calgary and Marda Loop to Craftsman-Style Bungalow homes — or “kit” homes — in Mount Pleasant and Crescent Heights. Edmonton’s newer neighbourhoods and gated communities in the city are emerging with modern bungalows and two-storey houses with open floor plans.

Commonly known as: crank out window, retractable window, top hung window, top hinged window

Hinged at the top, awning windows open out like a casement, but are often placed above or below other windows and at the top of doors for additional ventilation and light.

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Popular Local Trends & Styles


  • Craftsman Window Craftsman Homes

    Awning windows are a popular choice for modern craftsman-style bungalows popular in Alberta. When paired with double- and single-hung windows, awning windows can help create a distinctive look. Most Craftsman awning windows feature wood frames in a natural stained finish.

  • Midcentury modern awning windows Mid-Century Modern Homes Awning windows are an ideal match for Mid-Century Modern homes, especially if you are blending multiple styles of windows. Calgary neighbourhoods, like Charleswood and Glendale, feature many homes constructed during the 1950s with unique awning windows.
  • Custom Awning Windows Vertical Awning Windows

    Awning windows can be customized to your home’s architecture and your design preferences. Whether part of a combination, used as a transom or a simple single awning window, customizations are available with not only size and material, but also colors, grilles and hardware.

  • tall Awning Windows Tall Awning Windows

    Stacked vertical combinations of awning windows create the appearance of a single vertical window, but with a modern touch and the functionality that multiple windows offer. Alberta experiences precipitation throughout the year, and awning windows are especially effective at allowing for improved ventilation without inviting rain into your home during storms.

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Recommended Customizations1


Whether you’re looking to match the design of your mid-century home or add a modern touch to your bungalow style home, homeowners from Calgary to Edmonton can customize the visual appeal by mixing metals in the hardware for their windows.

Hardware

  • Classic Collection
  • Modern Collection
  • Essential Collection
  • Rustic Collection

Grilles and Screens

  • VividView™ Screen
  • InView™ Screen
  • Traditional Grille Pattern
  • Prairie Grille Pattern
  • 12-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
  • 14-Lite Prairie Grille Pattern
  • Victorian Grille Pattern

1Not all customizations are available in all Pella product lines.

Alberta Climate Recommendations


Alberta has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The province is open to cold arctic weather systems from the north, which often produce extremely cold conditions in winter. As the fronts between the air masses shift north and south across Alberta, the temperature can change rapidly.

Low-E Protection

Low-E Protection

Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Windows with panes of glass with Low-E may help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and helping keep the heat in.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Pella utilizes Low-E insulating glass with argon to help keep your home insulated during chilly winters and moderate summers.

Durable Materials

Durable Materials

Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood with exterior aluminum cladding are ideal for withstanding the elements.

Why Choose Pella?


Customized with You in Mind

Pella windows and doors are made specifically for your home because one size doesn't fit all. With access to many materials, colors and options, including exclusive snap-in options for shades, blinds and grilles, along with smart home products and a proprietary finishing process that helps provide a quality finish.

Built to Last

Pella products are backed by some of the strongest window, door and installation warranties in the business. When installed by a Pella branch, your project is backed by our Pella Care Guarantee, our package of product warranties, installation warranty and service agreement that covers your products and their installation — including labor — for up to 10 years. See the written limited warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, or contact Pella Customer Service at 877-473-5527.

We Come to You

An in-home consultation can help you explore all options and get a professional opinion on what will work best for you. During the consultation, local window professionals can come to your home to assess your window replacement needs and understand your priorities and budget.

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A Pella Windows & Doors of Western Canada expert can help you pick out a window that fits your home — and your style. Find your local Pella representative to schedule a free in-home consultation, measurement, and estimate.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  •   What factory-prefinished stain and paint colors are available on Pella products?
    • Wood Windows and Patio Doors – Wood interiors offer more design flexibility — windows and patio doors can be stained or painted to match your decor.  Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's wood products.

      As part of Pella Corporation’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, we use Water-Based Green Chemistry. Our factory-applied stain is water-based, which significantly decreases the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the air.

      Fiberglass Windows and Patio Doors – Available in colors offering the quality look of painted wood — including a dual-color option. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's fiberglass products.

      Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors – Pella's unique vinyl formula is performance-tested for excellent weathering, durability, and color retention. Solid- and Dual-Color frames are available. Explore the interior and exterior finish options available for Pella's vinyl products.

      Fiberglass and Steel Entry Doors – You'll save time and finishing costs when your entry door arrives prefinished in your choice of paint or stain color that will look beautiful for years. Explore interior and exterior finish options for Pella's fiberglass and steel entry doors.

  •   What general maintenance is required for my Pella windows and patio doors?
    • Pella recommends you inspect your windows and patio doors at least annually as part of a home checkup. Maintenance can prolong the life of your Pella windows and doors and will help ensure maximum warranty coverage.

      As needed, clean, repaint or restain your windows and patio doors, and recaulk around them to help maintain optimal performance. Also, be sure to regularly check for leaks and improper drainage above or around vents and sprinkler systems that may subject your windows and patio doors to prolonged water exposure.

      Review the Maintenance section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly maintain the interior and exterior of your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I choose the right paint or stain for my wood windows and doors?
    • Stained Wood Interior Finish – Pella strongly recommends the use of a good-quality pre-stain wood conditioner before staining Pella windows and patio doors to reduce the possibility of a blotchy-looking, uneven finish. Ask your paint or finishing professional to recommend a pre-stain wood conditioner, a stain and a finishing coat that are compatible.

      Painted Wood Interior Finish – The most important consideration to make when choosing your paint is good blocking resistance — the ability of a paint to resist sticking. Failure to use a high-quality paint with good blocking resistance may result in a window or door that sticks shut, even after the paint has dried. Ask your qualified paint professional to recommend a paint with good blocking resistance. Don't simply rely on a paint's price or brand name in making your selection. Expensive paint may not necessarily offer good blocking resistance. Also, ask your paint professional to recommend a wood primer and paint that are compatible and whether sanding is required between coats of paint.

      Explore the factory pre-finish options available for Pella's wood products.

  •   Where can I get paint or stain to match the interior and exterior of my Pella products?
    • Paints and stains for Pella products are available in quarts and gallons via special order through Lowe's stores or your local Pella Window and Door Showroom. You will need to provide the color of the paint or stain that you need to place an order.

      Or you may take the color or stain desired along with the substrate you are trying to match to your local Sherwin-Williams® or home improvement store and have them custom match the color.

      If you don't have a Pella paint chip or just need a small bottle of touch up paint or stain for dings and scratches, submit a request to Pella Corporation's customer support team or call (877) 473-5527 for further assistance.

      Be sure to consult with your local paint or finish store representative or professional to help address your specific finishing needs and review the Finishing section of your Pella Owner's Manual for details about how to properly finish your Pella products.

  •   How do I clean my Pella windows and patio doors? What can I use to clean them?
    • Clean the interior and exterior frame surfaces with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Stubborn stains and deposits may be removed with mineral spirits. Or Pine-Sol® can be applied with a clean, dry cloth or towel. Do not use abrasives. Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. Should you need it, touch-up paint is available at the Pella Window and Door Showroom nearest you.

      Clean the window sill using the brush attachment on a vacuum and vacuum off any debris.

      It is normal for water to accumulate in the sill and track. On products with weep holes, the water is intended to drain to the outside via the drainage or "weep" holes.

      • To clean the weep (drainage) system, check to make sure that the weep holes are clear of obstruction (dirt, sand, or building materials).
      • To clean the weep holes, use a small, soft brush to clear the opening. Weep holes may be located both inside and outside the window in the bottom of the frame. If the window is "stacked," there may be weep holes between the units.

      WARNINGS:

      • Do not use abrasive or caustic solvents as they may damage your windows or patio doors.
      • Do not scrape or use tools that might damage the surface. 
      • Do not power-wash.

      Review the Cleaning section of the Pella Window and Patio Door Owner's Manual for additional details about how to properly clean your Pella windows and patio doors.

  •   How do I clean and restore shine to the handles and hardware on my windows and doors?
  •   How do I take the screen off my casement or awning windows?
    • To remove the screen from your casement or awning window, follow the instructions for your particular style, as outlined in the Pella Windows and Patio Doors Operator's Manual.

      Architect Series®, Pella Impervia® Windows

      Removing the screen from the interior of the house/building requires two hands. Pivot the screen latch clips out of the grooves on the side of the window frame. While holding the screen latches securely, carefully bring the screen into the house/building.

      Installing the screen from the interior of the house/building also requires two hands. Make sure the screen handle and screen latch clips are facing the interior, and then position the screen in the window frame. Pivot the screen latch clips into the grooves on the sides of the window frame to hold the screen in place.

      Pella 350 Series, Pella 250 Series, Encompass by Pella®, ThermaStar by Pella®

      Removing the screen from the interior of the house/building requires two hands. To remove the screen, pull the plungers, tabs or locks located on the screen frame inward and out of the slots in the window frame. Grab the screen frame securely, then carefully bring the screen into the house/building.

      Installing the screen from the interior of the house/building also requires two hands. To install the flat screen, place the screen in the window opening. Pull the plunger inward while pushing the screen into the window. Then re-engage the plunger in the slots on the sides of the window

  •   How do I remove the hardware from my casement or awning windows?
    • To remove the lock lever from your casement or awning window:

      1. Open the window to its widest point.
      2. Place the lock lever down, in the locked position.
      3. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the exposed opening on the exterior of the window at the point where the lever and lock cam meet.
      4. Turn the screwdriver 1/4 turn to the right, pulling the lock lever out at the same time.
      5. To reinstall, simply snap the lever back into place.

      To remove the roto cover for the crank handle from your casement or awning window:

      1. Unfold the handle.
      2. Loosen the set screw with a flat-blade screwdriver. Make note of the position of the handle, and then remove the screw. You'll want to replace the handle in the same position after you reinstall the cover.
      3. Grasp the roto cover and pull it straight back. You'll feel some resistance as you are pulling.

      To replace the roto cover:

      1. Align the cover in the original position and push it back into the bracket.
      2. Reinstall the handle and tighten the set screw.

      For a video tutorial on how to remove hardware, visit the Pella Help Library.

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