Awning windows are hinged on the top and open outward from the bottom, allowing for ventilation and protection from the rain. Often placed higher on walls for privacy or in combination with large stationary windows for a better view.
What is an awning window?
Awning windows are the windows you can open in the rain. They’re hinged at the top, cranking open outward like a canopy to prevent rain from getting in. This makes them one of the best windows for bathrooms, where you might want extra ventilation no matter the weather. Pairing them with picture windows (non-opening) will also help you bring in fresh air where there otherwise wouldn’t be any and is a popular look for modern-style homes. Find the best awning window for your home below.
Best windows for: bathrooms, privacy, pairing with picture windows, above doors, modern style
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Why choose awning windows?
Open in the rain
They create a canopy when opened that prevents rain from getting in, making them great for bathrooms where you might want extra ventilation no matter the weather.
Pairs well with others
Pairing an awning window with a picture window (non-opening) gives you all the benefits of a picture window while also letting in fresh air.
They’re one of the best windows for privacy since their shape and crank opening make them great for placing high on walls.
An awning window is a type of window that you can open in the rain. It’s typically smaller in size and hinged at the top, opening outward like a canopy to prevent rain from getting in. This makes them one of the best windows for bathrooms or spaces where you might want extra ventilation even in rainstorms. They’re also one of the best windows for privacy because they can be placed high on walls. Awning windows are also frequently paired with picture windows, which otherwise wouldn’t open, and placed above doors as a transom window.
Awning window sizes will vary depending on the design and series you choose. Our largest awning window is 6-feet wide and 4-feet high (A-Series), and custom sizing is also available.
Awning window hardware can be either traditional or contemporary.
Not necessarily. The cost of awning windows varies depending on several factors, such as the size, material, and design you choose.
They can be! However, the cost of awning windows varies depending on several factors, such as the size, material, and design you choose.
Yes! Awning windows open to let in fresh air by a handle crank, similar to a casement window. And since they’re hinged at the top and open outward like a canopy, they provide extra protection from the elements when open, making them a window you can open in the rain. Our 400 Series Awning Window even has an option for a power operator, which lets you open it with the click of a button and even close by itself if it gets too wet.
Awning windows are one of the best windows for bathrooms or other spaces where you might want extra ventilation even in light rain, since they open like a canopy and provide cover against precipitation. They’re also one of the best windows for privacy because they can be placed high on walls, and they’re great for pairing with picture windows which otherwise wouldn’t open to let in fresh air.
You should consider awning windows for bathrooms, more private spaces, or for pairing with picture windows which otherwise wouldn’t open. This is because they can provide fresh air even in the rain thanks to how they open, and they can also be placed high on walls thanks to their size, shape, and handle-crank opening method (with the option for a power operator on our 400 Series Awning Window that opens the window with the click of a button).
Awning windows can be made of several different materials, each with their own benefits. Nearly all of our windows have a wood core for improved durability and insulation that’s covered (clad) in another material for protection against the elements. Aluminum-clad awning windows (found in our E-Series product line) are extremely durable, virtually maintenance-free, and can have nearly limitless customizations. Vinyl-clad awning windows (found in our 400 Series product line) are low-maintenance and generally cost less. Our 100 Series Awning Windows are made without a wood core and instead use our proprietary Fibrex® material inside and out. Fibrex material is a special blend of reclaimed wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer which is twice as strong as vinyl, won’t fade, flake, blister, or peel,* and helps dark colors stay dark. This material is also used as cladding in our A-Series Awning Windows.
*See the limited warranty for details