Awning Windows

With just the turn of a handle, awning windows are easy to use and versatile, pairing well with picture windows.

Awning windows are hinged on top and open outward from the bottom in an outward swing, enabling ventilation without letting in rain or falling leaves. Screens are on the inside of the window, where they’re more protected from the elements.

Some awning windows are pushed open and pulled closed manually with a handle, while others are operated with a hand crank. Awning windows that are wider than they are tall are often installed higher up on a wall to preserve privacy or usable wall space. They can also be installed above doors or larger windows to improve ventilation, pull in more natural light, and maximize views.

Awning windows excel at bringing in a cool breeze and letting stagnant hot air flow out of a room. Because they open at the bottom, awning windows naturally shed water, so it may be possible to keep them open in wet weather. Like casements, awning window are energy efficient because the wind blowing on them can actually create a tighter seal.

Awning windows are often used for basements because they can be placed high on the wall and easily operate with a turn of the handle. They are a great choice to pair with non-operable windows, such as above or below a picture window, since awning windows are generally smaller in size than double hungs, casements or sliders.

Awning Window
Awning Window

California Window & Fireplaces offers awning windows from these trusted partners:

Marvin Window & Door
Milgard Window & Door
JELD-WEN Window & Door

Awning Window Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the key benefits of awning windows?

Awning windows are easy to open – with the crank of a handle – and fit in tight, hard to reach places. They fit perfectly, for example, above a shower, bath tub, behind a kitchen sink, or in a basement or attic to provide needed ventilation. Since awning windows open outward and upward, they can even be opened during a light rain shower.

How can I customize my replacement awning windows?

Replacement awning windows can be customized to complement your home’s design. We offer custom sizes to fit nearly any existing opening. Choose from a variety of interior and exterior colors to match your home’s decor. We offer a variety of hardware finishes and grille styles and patterns to add the finishing touch to your replacement awning windows. Choose from a variety of glass packages designed to enhance your window’s performance in the following areas: energy efficiency, noise reduction and privacy.

What home style is best suited for awning windows?

Awning windows are suited for almost any traditional and modern American home including: cape cods, mid century modern, colonials, victorians, craftsman homes, ranch homes, cottages, farmhouses, or Tudors. Depending on the style of your home, consider a grille pattern for your awning windows which would give them an added custom touch and the opportunity to completely transform your home’s curb appeal.

Awning Window
Awning Window