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Awning Windows

Awning windows have consistently been a very popular window among homeowners. Depending on the brand of window, these windows are created to be easy to use.  They come in so many varieties and configurations so homeowners don’t have to settle.  The awning window is known as a type of sliding sash window and is designed to let the window sash to open outwards instead of inwards, or up and down like many popular window types. Awning windows are a popular feature in new and remodeled homes as well as in apartments and office spaces. This is due in large part to the affordability and easy functionality of the window. With basic features, an affordable awning window can run about $120 and up. For features like security, color changes or impact resistance, the price will increase, however the awning window is the most affordable window. It’s important to consider whether to buy impact or non-impact and vinyl or aluminum frames.  A single hung window is only as good as the materials you choose.

Benefits & Features of

Awning Windows

Some homeowners prefer the affordable awning window option when purchasing new or replacement windows as awning windows are very inexpensive, incredibly functional, and are certain to increase the elegance and level of comfort of any space or room in your home. The awning window is an amazing strategy to capitalize on ventilation and daylight in small places such as bathrooms or stairwells. Smooth and simple roll out operating action can provide controlled fresh air circulation over summer and winter. The awning window, as well as all the various window types available at GBW Windows, have options for energy efficiency. With only one operable sash, there is less air infiltration as the double hung window with two operational sashes. The single hung window is known to meet the sizing demands of a smaller room with ease. These windows are versatile and there are many available combinations when it comes to style, trim, shape and finishing options. 

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Impact Awning Windows

Impact awning windows are built to withstand harsh environmental conditions. These may include hurricane force winds or the blazing high temperatures in  beautifulSouth Florida. Many companies are familiar with homeowners’ need for security and thus the production of impact awning windows have provided incredible security features. An ideal impact awning window should have the following qualities but not limited to; thick durable frames, high sill which prevents water intrusion, and PVB or SGP inner layers. It is key to remember that impact does not mean that the window can’t break, it just means that unlike non-impact windows that shatter glass all over, an awning impact window contains the glass inside of a laminate where little to no glass can shatter to the surrounding area causing injury. Awning impact windows in South Florida are ideal because when a tropical storm or hurricane is projected for our area, there is  no need to stress about shutters. When considering replacement windows, impact awning windows are a great investment for many years to come.

Affordability & Customization

Non-Impact Awning Windows

Non-impact awning windows share some of the many options of the impact awning windows. They are engineered to meet the building code requirements where impact awning windows are not needed, however in impact areas, shutters are often required to meet code. Non-impact awning windows offer options for full protection from ultraviolet light, are low maintenance and have annealed glass coverings. The appearance and the affordability often attract homeowners to non-impact awning windows. They are engineered to meet or exceed demanding energy-saving requirements. The non-impact awning windows are also crafted with non-corrosive hardware like the impact awning windows. While non-impact awning windows are affordable, it is important to note that if you do not have shutters, the cost of replacement windows and shutters can often times be more expensive then the impact awning windows.  For more information before making your decision, call our professionals at 772-781-2383.

More About Vinyl or Aluminum Frames

Vinyl Awning Windows

As the name suggests, vinyl awning windows are made of what is commonly known as vinyl or uPVC material. Vinyl awning windows offer good durability and stand up to the test of time. The maintenance of this type of window is very low and their cost in the market is averagely lower than that of aluminum awning windows. The vinyl frames have an approximate lifespan of about 50 years before they need be replaced. Vinyl awning windows also offer good thermal resistance and the frames often carry a lifetime warranty.  Ask to read, review and be sure to understand how your warranty works when purchasing your new windows.

Aluminum Awning Windows

Modern aluminum awning window frames are generally separated by a thermal break which is a glass fiber that is reinforced with polyamide. This thermal insulation ensemble significantly increases thermal resistance while conserving structural strength. The durability of an aluminum awning window is above average with very low maintenance and upfront costs. In addition, an aluminum impact awning window is said to have the most resilience against the storms of South Florida. The drawback to purchasing aluminum over vinyl framed windows is that the aluminum awning window offers a 3-year limited warranty versus the lifetime limited warranty of the vinyl frames. It is highly recommended that homeowners read, review and understand the warranty on all the windows we offer at GBW Windows.

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Optional Features Available

There are many features available to customize an awning window.  Customize the glass tinting, configurations and shapes, contouring, sizes, frame colors for both inside and outside, glass finishes, and glass colors.

Supply & Installation Of Windows and Doors

General Information & Service Areas

GBW Offers supply and installation of replacement windows and doors. Whether you are replacing standard windows with impact or aluminum with vinyl, GBW Windows has you covered. We are proud to service Palm City, Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Sewall's Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Port Saint Lucie, and Saint Lucie West. If you are within a 25 mile radius of Palm City, Call today for a free estimate at:

 

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Frame Colors

Customize the inside and outside frames with many color options.

Contouring & Grid Styles

Add some contouring with the craftsmen options for grid patterns.

Glass Colors

Glass colors allow a homeowner to keep a theme to their home.

Glass Finishes

Customize the look of the window with custom glass finishes.

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