Classic PVC Awning Windows

A closed Classic Awning Window from the front.
An open Classic Awning Window from the front.
An open Classic Awning Window from the side.
A closed Classic Awning Window from the side.

Northern Comfort PVC Awning Windows allow for ventilation even during light rain or snowfall. They are impervious when shut, due to triple weatherstripping with extra durable comression seals, and a secure double locking mechanism. Our Classic Series PVC awning windows feature an ornate profile reminiscent of colonial homes of the past, while offering a timeless look suitable for any home style. They keep your home comfortable, with multiple air chambers for great insulation, and a seamless one-piece construction that is strong and airtight.

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When to Choose Awning Windows

Awning windows appear hinged at the top and crank open using a handle at the bottom. When open, they allow for ventilation even during light rain, and are particularly suitable for use in rooms that require frequent ventilation to control indoor moisture levels, as in kitchens, bathrooms, and even in basements (assuming egress conditions are met in other openings). They work best in horizontal shape, for windows that are wider than tall, as this layout minimizes the possibility of water ingress from precipitation, while providing maximum ventilation and natural light.

They have an inherently secure construction against intrusion, reinforced with a double locking mechanism engaged using two levers on the sides.

Awning windows also work great as part of oversized multi-lite windows, above or below fixed (or other types of) lites, in custom configurations to meet exact lighting and ventilation requirements. Our structural one-piece frame with integrated mullions allows for large weatherproof windows featuring more glazing, less plastic, and a strong and durable construction.

Modern renovated kitchen with a Classic Series Awning Window.

Renovated kitchen with an awning window above a ceramic sink with glass backsplash. The window provides light for the working area at the sink and the stovetop, and can offer ventilation even during light rain.

Classic Series PVC Awning Window Features

Here are some of the features that make our windows great for keeping your home comfortable while lowering your energy bills.

Low-emissivity glazing.

Low-emissivity glazing

An invisibly thin metallic coating is baked onto one or more of the glass pane surfaces, reflecting most of the heat in the form of infrared radiation back inside the home during winter and outside during summer, while letting most visible light pass through.

Dual-pane glass

Dual-pane glazing

Two layers of glass are joined to create a sealed hollow chamber that acts as a thermal buffer between the inner and outer glass panes. This minimizes direct heat transfer through the glazing, and helps prevent condensation and ice build-up. It also allows for more solar heat gain during winter than with darker triple glazing.

Argon gas filling

Argon gas filling

The air between the glass panes inside a thermal glass unit is replaced with argon. This inert, odourless gas is heavier than air, reducing convection between the panes and the associated heat loss through the insulated thermal glass unit. It also offsets water vapour to prevent condensation between the panes.

Ener-Edge® warm-edge spacer

Ener-Edge® warm-edge spacer

Our thermal glass units use a cellular silicone warm-edge spacer that possesses low thermal conductivity, minimizing heat transfer between the interior and the exterior of the thermal glass unit. It also allows for the natural expansion and compression of the unit due to temperature changes without failing the seal between them.

Hollow Chamber Construction

Hollow-chambered PVC frames

Our Classical series PVC window frames, sashes, mullions, brickmoulds feature multiple air chambers for superior insulation. They are fusion-welded for an impervious joint that prevents the air from moving in or out of the window frame or between the chambers.

Triple Weatherstripping

Triple weatherstripping

Moving window sashes use three distinct continuous weatherstripping seals at the interface with the stationary window frame and mullions. This prevents drafts and minimizes the associated heat leaks through the window. Also, the thermal glass unit itself is sealed to the sash from both the inside and the outside.

Structural Construction

Structural construction

Our awning windows feature a durable one-piece structural window frame with integrated cross-mullions. It allows for more natural light to enter the interior, and offers better protection against drafts and water infiltration.

4-1/2” PVC welded frame

4-1/2” PVC welded frame

Our 4-1/2” frame is stronger and more durable than the standard 3-1/4” frame available from most other window manufacturers. Our larger frame allows us to put the thermal pane closer to the inside of the house resulting in better thermal protection and a stronger window.

PVC-cladded interior wood extension

PVC-cladded interior wood extension

Our windows include an interior wood cladding that allows for the easy installation of blinds or other window treatments, and results in greater window strength and durability.

High-gloss finish

High-gloss finish

We use the highest grade PVC powder and fabrication techniques which result in a high gloss PVC finish. As a result, our windows are easier to clean, more durable, and won’t fade or yellow over time.

Dual Arm Operator

Strong dual-arm awning operator

Our awning windows come standard with a dual-arm Truth Maxim® operator which provides maximum performance to open and close larger windows with 33% less effort than other operators of its kind. These operators feature a sealable housing to reduce water and air infiltration without the use of caulk or additional sealant.

Truth Encore® nesting handle

Truth Encore® nesting handle

The unique cover and handle design of the Truth Encore® will differentiate your window from the rest. The full-flip folding handle recesses in the operator cover, giving your window a smooth, contemporary look, and eliminating any interference with curtains and blinds.

NOVA® multi-point lock

Double NOVA® multi-point lock

On awnings, we install two NOVA® multipoint locks - the most advanced and adaptable solution on the market. With removable handles and covers, they offer optimized security, immense flexibilty, and effortless operation.

Integrated Brickmould

Integrated brickmould

Our integrated brickmould is a superior window finish because it’s part of the window structure and doesn’t require caulking and capping – this means less chance of water and air leakage.

Easy to remove screen.

“One-Click” easy-to-remove screen

Our smooth-edge, easy-to-remove “One-Click” screens are the easiest screens to operate in the industry. With their durable, yet elegant, aluminum finish, these screens won’t warp or break down over time like some of the competition.

Traditional Look Classic Series Windows.

Traditional Look

Our Classic Series windows feature an ornately beveled profile that is reminiscent of colonial homes of the past. They also work well with more modern home designs, to create a timeless look.

An installer leaning on a window.

Professional installation

Only a professional installation allows a window to perform as it was designed. Factory-trained, certified profesional installers will fit and fine-tune your windows for smooth operation for many years to come, while making sure that your home is securely sealed against wind, water infiltration, pests and intruders.

Energy-Efficient Awning Windows

The manufacturing process of all Energy Star® certified awning windows sold by Northern Comfort Windows and Doors are audited by an independent accredited certification body and approved by Natural Resources Canada. Our windows and doors carry the Energy Star® label showing the specific climate zone for they are rated for.

Our Classic Series PVC awning windows are rated for Energy Star Canada Zone 2.

Window Type Air Water Wind ER Zone Test Report
PVC A3 B7 C5 31 2 NR6681-5649467-ES
Hybrid A3 B7 C5 30 2 NR6681-7921145-ES
Energy Climate Zone maps for Ontario and Canada

Energy Star® Climate Zones for Canada and Ontario

Hybrid PVC / Aluminium Construction

Our Classic Series awning windows are also available in a hybrid PVC / Aluminium construction. The factory-finished aluminium plating profile matches the window and is applied on the exterior side. It acts as an extra shield against strong mechanical forces (hail, hurricanes, debris, intruders, etc.) while offering a more durable colour finish. Consider the hybrid construction in high-traffic areas, commercial, condominia and other multi-storey residential buildings, as they are designed to withstand more abuse and provide better wind deflection capabilities.

Hybrid Aluminum Section
A RevoCell™ Awning window.

Also available in RevoCell™ microcellular PVC construction

You may also want to consider getting your awning windows in the newer, future-proof RevoCell™ microcellular PVC technology. RevoCell™ windows feature superior energy efficiency, a stronger and more durable construction, more glass surface for more natural indoor light, and a minimalist contemporary design.

Check our our RevoCell™ Awning Windows

Your Very Own Custom Window Design

Gone are the days when window companies dictated what your home should look like. Every single window we build is as originally yours as you want it to be. From the window type and configuration, to colour and finishing, special glazing, decorative grilles, casing and capping, we can customize and build your windows exactly as you fancy them, ensuring they are durable and compliant to all norms and regulations.

The front window of a house with coloured and textured window finishing.

Colours and Custom Finishes

Add some colour to you home exterior by choosing from our popular standard window colours, or take your customization one step further with factory-applied wood essences or other finishes of your choice.

The front of a house with a window with grilles.

Grilles and Divided Lites

Between-the-glass grilles provide a decorative multi-lite look without the maintenance, while external simulated divided lites add more realism. Mix-and-match from a comprehensive selection of patterns, profiles, and finishes, for a look that’s uniquely yours.

A bathroom window with specialty frosted privacy glazing.

Specialty Glazing

Choose among multiple window tints to customize the light colour and exterior views, or opt for textured glass to add intricate details as well as varying degrees of privacy to those parts of your interior you want to keep private, all while getting as much light inside as possible.

Specialty casing and trim on a living room window.

Casing & Trim

Whether you want to preserve and enhance a consistent style of your home, or you want to go for a new refreshed look, finishing around windows can help a lot with custom trim, moldings, capping and minute details that give grand refinement.

Learn more about our window customization options

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