The RevoCell® awning windows are built for the 21st century Canadian home, featuring top energy efficiency, brightness, and durability. The microcellular PVC construction features a strong, one-piece, imprevious window construction, insulated with billions of closed cells, while the awning style allows for ventilation even during rain or snowfall. Our RevoCell® awning windows are certified Energy Star® Most Efficient.
When to Choose RevoCell® Awning Windows
RevoCell® awning windows are hinged to open at the bottom of the sash outside, using a crank handle. They allow for ventilation even during light rain or snowfall, preventing water ingress. These windows are particularly suitable in rooms that need frequent ventilation, e.g. to control indoor humidity, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or basements.
The optimal sash shape to maximize opening is horizontal, with a limited height. Any other sizes and layouts will work great when built as part of oversized windows, in a custom multi-light configuration that meets exact lighting and ventilation requirements.
They have an inherently secure construction against intrusion, reinforced with double robust multi-point locks engaged using levers on the sides. Awning windows are not recommended for openings that need to satisfy egress requirements, but that is the very reason intrusion is more complicated with an awning window. Our RevoCell® awnings windows feature a top forced entry resistance rating among residential windows.
Our structural one-piece frame with integrated mullions allows for large weatherproof windows that feature a larger glass surface, less plastic, and a strong and durable construction.
What are the Benefits of Building Windows in Microcellular PVC?
RevoCell® windows take the energy efficiency of the hollow, air-filled chamber construction of PVC windows to a whole new level. The more the chambers, the better the insulation – and you get not one, not ten, but BILLIONS of them in RevoCell® windows. Plus, the resulting structural parts of the window are solid. That means stronger but leaner window frames, less plastic in your window, and more glazing – for all that goodness of sunshine. So yes, as Canadians, we developed and built these windows for home sweet home, Canada.
RevoCell® Awning Window Features
Here are some of the features that make our windows great for keeping your home comfortable while lowering your energy bills.
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.
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
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
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.
Microcellular PVC construction
Our RevoCell® window frames, brickmoulds, and sashes are insulated with billions of closed microscopic cells for superior energy efficiency. They are fusion-welded as a single unit, preventing the air from moving between the window parts.
Moving window sashes use three distinct continuous seals at the interface with the stationary window frame and mullions. This reduces drafts and 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.
4-1/2” microcellular 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. It allows manufacturing our windows with fewer parts, and with virtually no points where leaks can happen.
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.
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.
Our brickmould is part of the window frame, creating a superior window finish that’s part of the window structure and doesn’t require capping – this means less chance of water and air leakage.
Our RevoCell® multi-lite windows feature structurally strong, seamless one-piece frames with integrated cross-mullions. It allows for more natural light to enter the interior, and offers better protection against drafts and water infiltration.
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
The NOVA® Multi-point locking system is the most advanced and adaptable solution on the market. With a removable handle and cover, it offers optimized security, immense flexibilty, and effortless operation.
Robust dual-arm operator
Our awning windows come with a standard 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.
“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.
Our RevoCell® windows feature a minimalist, slim profile that goes equally well with traditional and contemporary home designs.
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.
RevoCell® Awning Windows are Energy Star® Most Efficient
The manufacturing process of all Energy Star® certified RevoCell® 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 RevoCell® Awning windows are rated for Energy Star Canada Zone 3, and are certified Energy Star® Most Efficient.
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Standard RevoCell® Window Colours
Most customers get our their replacement windows in stock white, but you don’t have to. We offer a comprehensive selection of standard, factory-applied, durable colour finishes on RevoCell® windows to fit any home and (usually) at no extra charge.
A wide variety of custom finishes are available. Please contact us to discuss options.
And should you want your windows in forest green (after all, they are the greenest on the market), Canuck red, or with your favourite tinted woodgrain, all you have to do is to let us know, we’ll be happy to oblige.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.