Looking for window options that add light and ventilation to your basement or first-floor bathrooms — while maintaining privacy? Awning windows are a popular option among Portland homeowners who want to bring light and fresh air into their small or private spaces. These windows allow any space in your home to have the extra fresh air and sunlight needed to create a more comfortable space.
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Awning windows are hinged at the top and open out from the bottom, allowing you to save space in tighter areas. They’re typically wider than they are tall. They are similar in operation to casement windows, which are hinged at the side and come in larger sizes that wouldn’t be appropriate for basements or bathrooms.
Hopper windows are also similar to awning windows, though they are hinged at the bottom and typically open inward. (Think of an oven door.) These are also a good option for basements and first-floor bathrooms; however, in rainy climates may be less appropriate, because their V-shaped opening tends to trap rainwater and let it drip indoors.
Installing awning windows in your home comes with many benefits. Because they open outward from the bottom, they save space indoors while allowing light and ventilation into the home, especially in small or dark spaces. Awning windows can also be left open in inclement weather because their design allows water to run down and away from sashes, leaving the inside of your home dry while still providing ventilation. Due to their small size and latching system, they also offer more security to homeowners at an affordable price.
It’s important to note that awning windows require unobstructed outdoor space to function properly. Depending on the layout of your home on its lot, you may want to consider other options if an open awning window would interfere with pedestrians, landscaping, or other outdoor elements. Awning windows require more frequent cleaning than standard double-hung windows; and they may not qualify as an egress point, depending on your local codes.
If you need awning windows installed or replaced in the Portland area, consult with the experts at Zen Windows Portland first. When you work with us, you won’t feel pressured into purchasing before you’re ready, because you’ll only speak directly with the owner instead of pushy salespeople. In fact, we provide all of our customers with a no-money-down guarantee and a double warranty from both the window manufacturer and Zen Windows Portland.
Get started on your awning window installation by calling Zen Windows Portland at (866) 498-4239 to get a free quote today.
An awning window’s construction makes it very energy-efficient. Since the windows have few moving parts, they have few potential leak spots. Awning windows also have an airtight seal when closed, which eliminates drafts, keeps your home comfortable, and helps with lowering your energy bills.
Awning windows operate similarly to casement windows. But while casement windows are hinged on the side, awning windows are hinged on top. Awning windows are crank-operated and open from the bottom outward, so you can keep them open even when it’s raining.
Homeowners typically install awning windows in basements or first-floor bathrooms, or above other windows (such as double-hung or picture windows) for added light and ventilation.