Awning or Hopper windows, are becoming the popular window of choice in many homes. They are pushed or wound out effortlessly and when open, these windows offer good ventilation with a measure of rain protection. Awning windows are hinged along the top and open from the bottom.
As with casement windows, awnings can be utilised in most positions, but are not always suitable for decks or walkways due to their projecting nature.
Adding gas struts to an awning window alters its design constraints and its overall functionality. The inclusion of gas struts enables the awning window to support much higher weights, allowing for increased sash sizing. The functionality of a gas strut awning also increases ventilation and airflow, resulting from almost 100% opening.