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What are Awning Windows?

Awning windows are hinged at the top of the frame, and the bottom swings outward. Some awning windows are pushed open and pulled closed manually with a handle. In contrast, others are operated with a hand crank. 

Awning windows that are wider than tall are often installed higher up on a wall to preserve privacy or usable wall space. 

Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outward from the bottom, allowing for ventilation and protection from changing weather conditions. Often placed higher on walls for privacy or combined with large stationary windows for more extensive glass expanses and uninterrupted views of the outdoors.

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Awning windows can’t be beaten when you’re looking for a window that will bring in a cool breeze and push old, stagnant hot air out of your home. Our hot summers and snowy winters here in Westchester make awning windows perfect for basements. But we see them paired above oversized windows, often with excellent results as well.


  • Because they open at the bottom, awning windows naturally shed water and snow, making it possible to keep them open in wet weather.
  • In addition, like casements, awning windows are energy efficient because the wind blowing on them creates a tighter seal.

Features of Awning Windows

  • Awning WindowsEngineered to open easily and provide fresh air even during wet weather, with operating and locking hardware at the bottom of the window for easy access in hard-to-reach places.
  • Awning windows can be placed higher on walls where other types of windows might not fit. 
  • High window placement helps capture natural light.
  • High window placement also helps with seasonal ventilation.
  • Awning windows provide superior privacy options.
  • Awning windows can be grouped together with other windows.
  • Awning windows allow for a wide range of styles and design possibilities. 
  • They can be placed high or low, grouped to improve airflow, and or on top of other window styles to create the desired airflow and aesthetic appearance.