They can ventilate a home very efficiently, without having rain or anything else enter the house. One feature that makes them a great addition to many homes is their ease of use. Just a turn of the handle will allow you to open and close them.

Awning windows can be used anywhere in the home, but basements and kitchens are where they are most notably used. They are perfect for wherever you want more ventilation and more natural light. When shopping for an awning window, you might notice that they are smaller than some casement and double hung windows. Because of their side, many choose to use them with other types of windows, namely ones that are fixed like shaped windows.

If you think of adding one of these fantastic window options to your home, Placer Exteriors can help. One thing to remember is the awning windows energy efficiency rating. The easiest way to identify if it will help reduce your home's energy cost is to look for the Energy Star label. It will tell you if it meets or exceeds their expectations. Many manufacturers will allow you to customize your windows to include triple pane glass or a Low-E coating that helps to reduce heat gain. Below are some of the top brands that produce fantastic awning windows that complement just about any home.

Marvin

Marvin has a large selection of Energy Star approved awning windows. They are incredibly dedicated to being energy efficient. Many of Marvin's styles include the use of wood or clad wood, that is better at insulating homes, and is aesthetically pleasing.

They offer the option for many of their awning windows to have Tripane, which is a triple pane glass that works exceedingly well at insulating and reducing heat gain. Their Energy Star approved products include:

  • Integrity Awnings
  • Clad Ultimate Awning
  • Wood Ultimate Awning
  • Wood Ultimate Pushout Awning
  • Clad Ultimate Pushout Awning

Simonton

Simonton has some of the most beautiful awning windows in a variety of collections they offer. No matter the style, Simonton has a perfect option waiting.

They are dedicated to being energy efficient, and it shows through their materials used. Simonton has contemporary options that work well with many home styles. Their energy saving awning window choices include:

  • Reflections 5500
  • Prism Platinum
  • Grand Estates Premier
  • Grand Estates Premium Plus
  • Impressions 9800
  • Generations
  • Grandura

Andersen

Andersen is known for their windows, and it's no surprise that they are an Energy Star partner. In fact, they won Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence. Andersen has the option to use triple pane glass to maximize energy efficiency and also has the choice for Low-E glass. Their Energy Star approved awning windows include:

  • A Series Awning Windows

Jeld Wen

Jeld Wen has a lot of options for awning windows crafted from wood, vinyl, and composite. They are an Energy Star partner and strive to uphold those standards set by the EPA for energy efficient windows.

They utilize Low-E insulated glass with the option to use their Low-E 366 glass. The Low-E 366 glass blocks not only harmful UV rays but also infrared rays. It is the max protection you can get with the benefit of being energy efficient. Their Energy Star approved models for awning windows include:

  • Premium Vinyl (V-4500 Series)

Milgard

Many of Milgard's awning windows feature a wood frame. This feature allows for better insulation to any home and is durable. Milgard offers many customization features within their series enabling customers to make their windows more of their style. Their energy efficient awning windows come in these following series:

  • Essence Series
  • Tuscany Series