Jan 08, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Awning Windows

The longevity of your home’s windows depends greatly on the quality of window installed. Having a high-quality window replacement installed by a reputable professional will allow them to achieve their maximum lifespan.  Take a look at the benefits of replacing poorly performing or tired house windows with brand new awning windows and see the difference.

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Signs You Need New Windows

Window Condensation

If you have noticed condensation or window sweating on your sills, cracks, or corrosion, it’s likely your home’s windows need replacing. There are also other signs you need new windows like drafts.  Condensation can mean humidity problems. If the residential windows are secure and you still see signs of frost or ice, the window is no longer performing as needed. Condensation build-up can cause mold and mildew to grow inside the home threatening your health and lifespan of windows.

Poor Performing Window Sound Insulation

Notice the cars going by being louder than before? Upgrade to triple pane windows to help block out some of the noise.

Damaged Window Parts

Opening and closing your window becomes more difficult which not only causes an issue if there’s a house fire, but also shows your window mechanisms are deteriorating and need replacement. A diminished window will also bring drafts, and not the fun football kind. Breezy house windows can boost your electric bill by as much as 25% if left unaddressed.

window condensation

What Are Awning Windows?

While similar to casement windows, awning windows are hinged at the top of the window versus the sides. Referred to as crank windows, an awning will open outwards and upwards instead of sideways. This type of window is made for spaces with a wider width than height. They provide peak airflow and ventilation into the home, along with ample natural light. An awning window installation will work best where there are no obstacles outside of your home of so that they may be opened fully. Awning windows are made for high efficiency and easy cleaning with their sleek design.

marvin infinity awning

Advantages & Benefits Of Awning Windows

Pros and cons of awning windows can depend on your specific needs.  They provide excellent ventilation by being installed higher up on walls compared to other residential windows. At a taller height, they provide great lighting and airflow without compromising your privacy while giving more wall space for décor. The way an awning window is designed, they can be kept open even during rain. Their design allows for a “hooded” open window, preventing water from bleeding into the home. With the hinges on top, it allows for a cleaner look of the interior window.

Disadvantages Of Awning Windows

Let’s discuss a couple disadvantages. If an awning window replacement is installed in a higher trafficked area of your home, it increases the chances of injury by collision. Locating window awnings near decks, walkways or porches inflates the chance of getting hurt. Awning windows are designed with a slant which collects dirt quicker than a regular window, adding a necessity of more cleaning. These windows are also more difficult to duck out of in case of emergency. While breaking out is more difficult, this also means breaking in brings its own challenges.

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Window Replacement Reviews:

"They replaced the windows in my house and did a beautiful job! A year later one of the windows had a leak during a rainstorm. They made multiple trips back to my house free of charge to make sure the window was no longer leaking! I couldn’t be happier with their warranty and services!"

Shane J.
Forest Lake, MN
August 31, 2022

This is our third project with the Lindus team. From start to finish, sales, measuring, color match, the install, to their own inspection - they all nailed it!! The metal roof on our shed is top notch. They made sure we knew how to maintain it, too. They replaced our remaining 4 bedroom windows with Infinity® From Marvin, of course. They glide so easy; our grandkids can open them. The city building inspector commented on their good work. We are grateful and worry free now. Thank you so much!"

Shaloe N.
Oakdale, MN
August 30, 2022

"Our experience was great!! Jared and Tanner were the workers. They kept us informed of their coming and going, cleaned up after each day. Great workers and craftsmen!! We will see how things go and may want more windows worked on."

Mary Ann S.
Maple Grove, MN
August 12, 2022

"We had an egress window installed, and it was completed, inside and outside in one day. The workers were friendly, hard-working, and skilled. They worked together as a team, and there was nothing to clean up when they drove away. We are so pleased with their workmanship and their friendly demeanors."

Jane F.
Hamburg, MN
August 13, 2022

"I need to tell you how totally pleased we were with Lindus. The whole experience was top shelf!! Several neighbors have already asked about you guys and we’re happy to see endorse your company."

Judy L.
Minnetonka, MN
May 12, 2022

"We worked with Lindus to replace our old windows in our home. They came out and looked at what we currently had and discussed our options with us. We purchased six Marvin windows and we could not be happier with the quality of the windows and the install/finishing. It's a huge impact and we are so happy we chose to work with Lindus! Matt was always very responsive whenever I emailed or called him and kept us in the loop about when we should expect our windows. We are very happy customers."

Taylor H.
Hudson, WI
June 21, 2022
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