The benefits of awning windows

Awning windows have long been a favourite in Australian homes and businesses. Featuring a hinged edge for vertical opening, awning windows have many benefits:

  • Awning windows have long been a favourite in Australian homes and businesses. Featuring a hinged edge for vertical opening, awning windows have many benefits:
  • Ventilation even in inclement weather
  • Enhanced security features
  • Slender profile perfect for double glazing
  • Almost endless configurations
  • Easy operation

Let’s look at awning windows in more depth to find out what makes them a great choice for Perth.

How awning windows work

Most awning windows are designed to open outward from a top hinge. We’ll talk about why in a moment. However, ARCO Double Glazing can install awning windows to open in either direction from a top or bottom hinge, either manually or with a winder. What we recommend will depend on the window positioning, its purpose, and the external environment.

Advantages of awning windows


Awning windows are normally placed higher up on the wall, providing great ventilation without compromising on privacy. Because they open from on a horizontal hinge rather than sliding or swinging, awning windows have the advantage of providing fresh air without anyone being able to see in.

Weather protection

ARCO Double Glazing install millimetre-perfect awning windows that keep out the weather in several ways:

  • Bottom-opening awning windows can be opened in the rain
  • Double glazing reduces UV exposure by 75%
  • Rated for severe storms
  • Heat transfer is reduced by up to 80%
  • 8x quieter than traditional windows (32-43 dB decrease in noise pollution)

Plus, our awning windows are manufactured using corrosion-resistant hardware. Every part – sash, mullions, hinges and handle – are designed to withstand the weather, making awning windows ideal for coastal areas.

Added security

Windows are normally a weak spot for security, but not awning windows. Made-to-measure frames create a full seal with tough glass to keep families and businesses safe. Winkhaus fittings and multipoint locking systems make our windows almost impenetrable from outside when locked.

Some people choose to add an internal screen for additional security and pest control. Awning windows provide ventilation benefits even when opened only slightly, creating a pleasant environment without giving unwanted guests a way in.

Stylish, versatile aesthetic

Awning windows are custom made up to 1.8m wide and can be applied in almost endless configurations. They come in 8 factory colours to suit any design or look for your home- including 2 woodgrain colours. Modern, classic, brick, concrete, timber, beach bungalow…the list of aesthetics where awning windows look great is basically endless. Awning windows are also great because they don’t intrude into your home when opened. Opening outwards means that you can place furniture and wall hangings in front of the window without worrying about interference.

Energy efficiency

We use Low-E (low emissivity) glass as standard in all our windows and doors, unlike others who charge extra for the performance and protection of Low-E. A thin coating on the inside of the external pane keeps your home cool in summer by reflecting heat back out, and warm in winter by reflecting warmth in. The result is up to 80% reduction in heating and cooling requirements, driving down energy bills.

Perth’s best awning windows

ARCO Double Glazing manufacture, supply and install made-to-measure awning windows to suit all styles of Perth homes and businesses. Using tough Low-E glass and lead-free environmentally friendly uPVC frames, our windows keep out undesirable elements and look fantastic.

Contact us for a custom quote today and discover the benefits of awning windows for yourself.

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