Signs Your Awning Window is in Need of an Upgrade
Posted in Window Parts, on January 11, 2022
Awning windows are alternatives to traditional casement windows opening outwards from the bottom rather than from the sides. These windows typically enable better ventilation, light, and indoor comfort. When awning windows age, performance can decline, but with high quality replacement awning window hardware you can update your existing windows and extend their lifespan.
If you’re in the market for awning window hardware, the Window Hardware Company is home to a plethora of awning window hardware that allows for efficient opening and closing. Our awning window parts are just some of the 10,000 pieces that make up our inventory. As certified Amesbury Truth distributors, it’s our job to not only provide quality and reliable awning window hardware, but we’re also here to provide expert advice when it comes to your hardware upgrades.
Read on to learn how to identify the signs of an aging awning window.
Signs Your Awning Window Parts Need Repairs
There are a number of signs that may indicate that your awning window hardware may need replacement from physical signs to visible signs, if you pay attention your window will communicate with you.
There are a number of components to an awning window that may need replacing if your window is suffering from draft leakage.
The window sash, which is a moveable panel that firmly holds the window glass and its framework locked in place, is responsible for opening an awning window. Some awning windows are equipped with a roto-gear and a crank, which are alternatives to the traditional push-out system. Instead of the said system, the window is opened by turning the roto-gear and crank. Most awning windows come with a multi-point locking system that holds the sash in place at multiple points along the frame when closed. The sash is secured to the window frame via hinges that allow the window to swing both inward and outward.
When the parts responsible for moving and securing the sash become compromised from repeat use, time, and exposure to the elements, they can break down. With the Window Hardware Company, Truth Hardware products, you can find durable replacement parts that to keep your window in working condition.
For the window’s mechanical parts, such as the handle and crank, it's best to test them out to see if replacement is required. Cranks are susceptible to break or loosen over time. If rust or hardware decomposition is visible, you may need to replace the entire window.
As for the window frame itself, inspect its corners, as deterioration is most noticeable there first. Changing temperatures can impact older windows over time, while vinyl windows are more durable. But in any event, damaged frames are a sure sign that a full window replacement is required.
Condensation forming between the glass panes is a sign that the window seal has been compromised, as water has condensed into the window unit. A compromised window seal can result in air leakage and energy waste. Your window may need to be replaced altogether, as cheap window frames are typically the culprit in seal failure. As more water gets in and settles in the awning window hardware, the more it will accelerate the aging process.
Finding The Right Parts
Replacing or repairing awning window hardware can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, the Window Hardware Company is not only a reliable and authorized source of Amesbury Truth distributors, but we’re also knowledgeable in all things windows. We service awning window hardware to North American contractors and homeowners and if you are in need of some assistance, we are happy to help you find matching replacement parts.