Views of installed awning windows

Piston Awning Hardware Systems

The hardware selections seen on this page are used along with the pistons to facilitate window opening/closing. The handlesets seen below allow for the secure multipoint locking of the awining unit.

Parrett has many other hardware designs available and will work with you to meet any custom specification. Reach out to us at for more information.


Standard Hardware Styles & Available Finishes

Fig. 20
- This handle is installed at the bottom rail of the window sash, facilitating a secure, multipoint locking solution.
Handle: 3-1/2" Overall Depth: 1-7/8" Base Dim.: 3/4" x 2-3/8"

Fig. 10
- Two pull handles are installed, one on each side of the mulitpoint locking handleset (fig. 20). Offset design improves hand clearance.
Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 15/16"

Fig. 99
- Wired piston awning remote control. This can be mounted underneath a nearby countertop. Other mounting options are also available.

Polished Lacquered Brass (PB) - The standard finish for most items.
Polished Unlacquered Brass (PBNL) - This finish, though bright when new, will tarnish quickly through use and exposure, to a natural antique finish.

Oil Rubbed Bronze (OB) - A rich, deep, brown finish, produced by oxidation of the brass metal, and protected by a matte lacquer. Over time the areas of the hardware exposed to wear will become lighter and more polished by use, resulting in the appearance of antique bronze.

Satin Nickel (SN) - This finish is produced by lightly polishing a dull nickel plating with a fine abrasive brush. The result is a clean, functional look, not unlike pewter or brushed stainless steel.

Polished Nickel (PN) - This is a smooth, rich, and highly polished finish, often found on high quality bathroom fixtures. Polished nickel has a warmer appearance when compared to chrome plating.