Designed to provide fresh breezes and just enough privacy, awning windows are a mainstay of traditional architectural styles. People love them for their ability to ventilate homes while also shielding from rain. Read on to learn if awning windows are the right fit for you.
On average, awning windows will cost anywhere from $350 to $1,050 per window, depending on the size, type and cost of labor. Window installations require licensed window contractors; it is not a suitable DIY project. Contact a professional window installer in your area for specific cost estimates, advice on selecting window brands, as well as info about tax credits and incentives in your state.
Generally considered a durable window option, it depends primarily on the quality of the window itself (and the manufacturer making it). In addition, the type of material used is important — vinyl and fiberglass, for instance, are considered very durable options.
The upkeep required for awning windows is simple and generally hassle free:
As their name suggests, awning windows open outward at a horizontal angle. Styles vary somewhat as to the placement of hinges and latches; many current models open with cranks, thought some simply push open. Different manufacturers produce differently designed awning windows—it all depends on your taste and budget.
They have been used in traditional architectural styles across the country, but also work well in other settings.
Awning windows became the window of choice for manufacturing plants and schools that were built between 1920 and 1950. From the 1940s to the 1960s, they were also very prevalent in homes.
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