Renovation Detail: The Awning Window

On a recent weekend in my family’s lake house we had a marathon talk regarding awning windows and their advantages (we’re crazy conversationalists, I know). Awning windows are a member of the casement household, although standard casement windows are side hung, an awning is hinged in addition to start out from the floor.

On account of their ingenious top-hung sash, awning windows could be open while it is raining without letting water into your home. This is particularly attractive at our lake home, where rainstorms flood the valley with little warning and the sound of rain on the water is really a welcome orchestra.

Rain or shine, awning windows are also an easy way to boost ventilation. With proper positioning they will greatly enhance your home’s air flow and most surely its charming appearance.

Ply Gem

If launching a window wants a reach (like when it is over a mantel), awnings are a great option, because they start from the base.

TEA2 Architects

Awning windows are fantastic for welcoming in fresh lakeside air, even if it is raining.

Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

Designer Richard Bubnowski perfectly paired an awning window with exposed rafters, knee braces, cedar shakes and square tapered columns, to create the quintessential Craftsman seaside home.

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

This contemporary Texas house is situated on a mountain, and the low awning windows enable breezes to develop and in, increasing ventilation. The window design also allows for an unobstructed view.

Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

Awning windows provide excellent ventilation and increased air flow in an attic.

Whitten Architects

They belong at this fully equipped woodworking shop in Scarborough, Maine, if awning windows belong anywhere.

Group 3

Awning windows welcome Southern summertime breezes at this vacation home on Daufuskie Island, near Savannah, Georgia.

Rockefeller Partners Architects

Awning windows can help alleviate steaminess when you are having tub time.

Dale Browne

Awning windows along with a clipped-gable roof are an aesthetic match made in paradise.

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