Any experience with Acrylic-Block Awning window?

Central79November 29, 2012

We are building a new home.
Our master bath calls for a fixed picture window over the Master bath tub. No other windows are in the the bathroom.

The window is to be 4' wide by 5' 2" high.

We want to have a block window that obscures view into room with no blinds.

GC has quoted a Hy-lite Acrylic-Block Awning window that will crank open at the bottom.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of window?
Does it break? Is it easy to use? Is it reliable?

Any first hand knowledge of pros and cons?
What about "sun-block" glass option for energy effeciency?

Thanks so much.

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Windows on Washington Ltd

If you are getting an window to ventilate, skip the acrylic block operator and stay with a proven window.

You can get nearly every window that you want with obscure glass and lamination for safety.

The operator that you describe would be something like a casement.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 8:41AM
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Central79

Thanks windowsonwashington:

We are looking at Marvin Integrity wood/ultrex for the house windows.

What do you suggest in that line? for over the master bath tub?

Thanks

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 10:20AM
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Windows on Washington Ltd

Casement or an awning would work just fine.

I would get the all Ultrex version in that area though because of the moisture sensitivity of the wood.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 10:28AM
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millworkman

+1 on wow's advice. You may even ask to have that one window upgraded to the marine hardware if available and they offer that as an option.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 12:19PM
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Central79

I am having them price the All ultrex Integrity casement window with obscure glass. May use triple unit (casement on each side of fixed window) although this is fairly narrow at 4' 6" wide total. Or could use double casement with same width.

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 10:25PM
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millworkman

Also you could do a two high awning window stack with one fixed and one venting in the obscure glass.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 8:28AM
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Central79

Thanks for the great advice Everyone.
We have decided to drop the acrylic awning window and to go with Double casement Marvin all ultrex window in the bathroom. Have not decided on whether to use jamb extensions or not. Other house windows will be Integrity wood/ultrex.
Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 1:33AM
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