- Heavy duty handle
- Folding handle
- Sash keepers
- Full screen with overlapping frame
and sprung loaded
- High efficiency Low E Argon thermal glass
Awning windows are a type of casement windows that opens from the bottom. The hinges that attach the window to the house run along the top of the frame allowing the window to be pushed out from the bottom for opening.
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Awning windows can be installed in a large number of different places throughout the home. Their bottom opening design makes them ideal for placement higher up on the walls than many other types of windows. They can be placed over furniture or in other hard to get to places while still allowing ease of access for opening and closing.
Awning windows feature a tight seal between the window sash and frame which protects rooms from outdoor moisture. They can still be opened even if it’s raining outside without any risk of water getting into the house.
Because of their outward opening orientation, awning windows are ideal for quick and easy ventilation of the room in which they’re installed. The ability of awning windows to be placed high up on the walls increases the amount of ventilation they allow. Due to their top hinges and bottom outward opening style, awning windows can also be opened in the rain without any threat of water getting inside.
The top hinges and bottom outward opening style of the awning windows are ideal for quick and easy ventilation of the room in which they’re installed. The ability of awning windows to be placed high up on the walls increases the amount of ventilation they allow into the room.
The tight seal formed when an awning window is closed makes for a great insulator. Whether you’re worried about energy efficiency, cold air or noise, awning windows are virtually airtight once closed.
Awning windows are great for bathrooms and bedrooms because they can be placed high on the wall and still be easily opened. This allows for greater privacy while still being completely functional. Adding opaque glass to the frame means that the window can be opened for ventilation without worrying about anyone seeing inside.
Awning windows can be upgraded with a wide array of options which include high performance glazing, insect screens, decorative opportunities and customized configurations. You can easily match awning windows with the decor of the rest of your house to create a seamless, natural look in any situation.
Awning windows placed high up on the wall naturally allow large amounts of sunlight to enter a room. This also allows you to maximize the amount of available wall space in the room. By combining a series of awning windows it’s possible to increase a room’s brightness in a way that would be more difficult with other styles of windows.
FAQ on Awning Windows
Why should I buy from Comfort Windows & Doors Inc?
We offer not only great products with exceptional customer service as well. We really want to ensure you get the best windows and doors for your home! At Comfort Windows & Doors Inc, you can get a no-obligation quote on replacing your windows or doors. Vaughan Windows and Doors does not employ commission-based salespeople.
What kind of window and door materials does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
You can find windows and doors of almost any material – wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum.
What do I need to know about vinyl windows?
Vinyl windows are one of the most popular in the industry because they are the ideal combination of performance with price. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free and can have excellent energy efficiency. Vinyl windows are not affected by the harsh Canadian climate.
What kind of window styles does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
We offer many different styles of windows, including casement, awning, fixed casement, picture (fixed), double-hung, bay, bow, and transom windows!
What are the most energy-efficient types of windows?
The most energy-efficient types of windows available are casement, awning, fixed casement and picture windows. All our windows are Energy Star certified.
What should I know when buying vinyl windows?
There are a ton of window materials available today. Vinyl windows pose many benefits—they’re cost-effective, durable, weather-resistant and more! Comfort Windows & Doors Inc carries vinyl windows from a variety of manufacturers—you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Will my home comfort improve after installing energy-efficient windows (and doors)?
The obvious answer is ‘yes’ just because you’ll no longer feel the drafts that result from cold air entering through low-quality windows. There’s actually much more to an improved comfort level though. First off the insulation around your windows and doors is replaced with insulating foam which fills every void that might have been present resulting in more drafts. Window upgrades also keep your home more comfortable in the summer by
retaining cooled air and help to control indoor humidity throughout the year.
How do I know the new windows and doors I purchase are energy efficient?
All Energy Star products have a symbol and label on them that indicates they have been certified to meet stringent technical requirements. Always look for the Energy Star label when browsing for replacement windows.
What does it mean when a product is Energy Star certified?
Energy Star is a program run by Natural Resources Canada that was created to monitor and regulate the efficiency of various home construction products such as windows, appliances, furnaces, etc. Manufacturers submit their products to be tested and certified. If compliant, it means that products rank in the top 15 or top 30 percent in the niche in terms of energy performance. Energy Star certified products not only save money on your utility bill but also increase the value of your home.
When do I know that I need to replace my windows?
You can actively identify if your windows need to be replaced by being aware of the following:
- You notice fog, condensation, or moisture on your glass consistently. When the view through your window becomes hazy like this it usually indicates that a seal has failed.
- Certain areas of your home become faded from where the sun enters the window. This could be furniture, carpeting, or even hardwood and it means you need to upgrade windows because your current models are allowing harmful UV rays to enter your home.
- Your current windows are not rated for the new climate regulations. Colder climates require a higher ER rating to satisfy energy efficiency recommendations. Your windows are grandfathered in and a replacement isn’t mandatory, but just know the amount of energy you are losing by having these lower quality units installed.
- If your windows are having difficulty opening, closing, and locking it could be time for replacement windows or at the very least a repair. Having a window that doesn’t properly open is a violation of building codes and is a huge safety risk in case of a fire.
- Rotting or pealing wood means the windows are past their prime and ready for replacement. The older your windows are, obviously, the more likely this occurrence will be.