Awning style windows are hinged at the top and swing outward from the bottom to let air in while keeping rain out. Their small size gives you greater versatility in your window placement — high on the wall, above or below another window, or atop a door. sit above or below another window or atop a door to add character to your home.
Commonly known as: top hung windows, top hinged windows, crank out windows, retractable windows
Awning windows open outward with a crank operation. Awning windows are hinged from the top rather than the side like casement windows. Because of the way they open, awning windows are a great choice for letting air flow in with less risk of rain entering the home when open. They are also a great option to let in natural light and ventilation while maintaining privacy - especially when installed higher in the wall.
These windows are commonly used in combination with other windows to add visual variety and ventilation above or below a stationary window. They also work nicely in areas that are hard-to-reach like above a kitchen sink or even above a door as an operable alternative to a transom window. Awning windows are often used as clerestory windows along the top of a wall or in combination with other window styles for adding architectural interest and creating a large area expansive glass. Used alone, awning windows are best suited for openings that are wider than they are tall.
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