Awning windows open outward from a top frame hinge. This style of window is energy efficient, great for ventilation, and able to stay open in wet weather.
What are Awning Windows?
Awning windows have a single sash hinged at the top of the frame. Their sash swings outward from the bottom using either a folding hand crack or manual handle.
Awning windows are often installed higher up on a wall for privacy or space concerns. They may be placed above doors or larger windows to provide discrete natural lighting and ventilation, as well as an expanded view. Awning windows are also energy efficient, as breezes and high winds blowing against them serve to tighten their seal. When open, awning windows are perfect for inviting in a cool breeze and ushering out stagnant hot air. Their top-hinge design allows water to shed out and away from the opening. Awning windows can keep your spaces comfortable and dry, sometimes even when open in wet weather.