Reviewing Top Pros and Cons of Awning Windows

by Liam Hannah The use of awnings can be traced right from the Eg

At the first glance, you’ll find no major difference between awning windows and casement windows. However, one very major difference is that rather than getting opened on the side, they open out from the bottom and the hinges are on the top. Because of this method, they are installed facing towards the ground and the hinges are mounted on the top. They have both advantages and disadvantages and this is actually with all the installations that you get at your home. Similarly, there are several points to keep in mind at the time of deciding which one to install. The first point is of course, whether those shortlisted by you are matching your home’s overall decor or not. Secondly, it’s the budget that is to be considered.

  • However, in terms of awning windows, price is not a very major factor and experts say that the costs vary depending on material, size and manufacturer.
  • Because of this, you will find this installation present in the markets in the price range of a few hundred dollars to even thousands of dollars too.
  • One more point to note is that steel and wood are the most expensive materials for awning windows, while aluminium, cellular uPVC, composite, fiberglass and vinyl are the least expensive.


Here are the pros of using awning windows:

  • First things first that these installations offer exceptional ventilation because they can be installed higher than many others.
  • One more advantage of the height at which they are installed is that they become a very good source of natural light, air, ventilations, etc. and for this, no compromise is done over the quality.
  • Moreover, high placement also allows for maximum wall space for design aspects such as art and furniture placement.

  • For areas that have more moisture in their air, this is considered the best by the sellers of stacking doors, double glazed windows, etc.
  • This is because these installations can offer weather tight construction.
  • These installations can even be used to protect your home from moisture during the rainy season and this is all because of the structure.
  • Their structure is designed to offer 100 percent protection from rain, etc. even if they remain open through the rain period.
  • Other than this, they will also offer nearly 100% of the viable ventilation in a given area without the threat of water seeping into your home.
  • Awning windows also offer a superior seal to prevent drafts.
  • Other than this, this kind of windows will give a more contemporary and modern look to your home and adds to the overall curb appeal.


Here are some cons to installing this type of window –

  • You don’t want them installed near areas of high foot traffic outside your home.
  • If the window sits overlooking sidewalks, decks, porches or terraces, someone can easily collide with them.
  • Other than this, the hassles related to this version are often more than several other kinds of windows solutions like double glazed windows, etc.
  • Lastly, they can impede quick egress if it is needed.

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About Liam Hannah Freshman   The use of awnings can be traced right from the Eg

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