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Potomac101 02-24-2008 05:31 AM

Clear plastic window awning?
In the summer, I would like to be able to open two dormer windows in the attic and leave them open.

Is there such a thing as a clear plastic awning (it would look a little like a range hood) that would allow me to open the upper sash, keep out the rain, and not be too obvious from the ground?


Ron6519 02-24-2008 08:09 AM

There are companies that make awnings or you can make them yourself. What did you want to do?
Home Depot has these ripple plastic panels you can use. Fabricate a support and attach them to the house.
The ,"not too obvious from the ground", issue is subjective.
You will also need to take into consideration any weight of snow you get.

End Grain 02-24-2008 12:52 PM

If they are small windows as in not wide, and if you're looking for a simple rainshield, you could buy a sheet of clear or frosted 1/4" plexiglas and fashion a couple of small awnings out of it. Two right triangles for the sides, one large rectangle for the awning's sloping top and one narrow rectangle for the back (for rigidity and for attaching) along with some clear plastic adhesive to assemble should do the trick. A bit of clear exterior caulk around it where it contacts the frame and you're done. However, you can't make too large an awning out of the stuff.

Potomac101 02-24-2008 02:36 PM

The window is about 30" wide -

I just feel as though I've seen something like what I need, but I can't think where. I feel like anything that I made would fall apart in a good wind.

Ron6519 02-24-2008 03:23 PM

Contact a local awning company and tell them what you want, maybe they can make it.

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