The Buyers Guide to Casement Windows
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are a great option when you want to be able to open your windows wide eo enjoy great views and ventilation. Taller than they are wide, casement window sashes are attached to the frame with hinges on one of the vertical sides. Casement windows are easy to open and close with the turn of a crank-style handle that tucks away when not in use. This type of operation makes casements ideal for hard-to-reach windows, such as over a kitchen sink. Typically, casement windows are installed in pairs, creating a French-door style with the windows opening fully from top to bottom with nothing to block the airflow.
Benefits of Casement Replacement Windows
Open your windows wide at the turn of a handle!
- Open fully with nothing to block airflow or views
- Easy operation with the turn of a frame-mounted hand crank
- Multi-point locking system ensures casements close securely for safety and energy efficiency
- Easy to clean exterior glass from inside the house
Improveit’s Performax54 Casement Windows
We love wide-open windows that let the fresh air in – but we’re even more passionate about making sure they keep energy loss out. With Performax54 400x stronger frames and 76% tighter sashes, plus a robust multipoint locking system, your Performax54 casement windows will always seal tightly and not contribute to energy loss through the window.
Casement Window Design Options
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Window Grid Design Options
Casement Windows vs. Double-Hung
What’s the difference between a casement window and a double-hung window? Both window styles are taller than they are wide, but casement windows swing open from side-mounted hinges, while double-hung sashes move up and down within the frame. When a casement window is fully open, the entire window opening is completely unobstructed. However, a double-hung window will always have at least half of the window area blocked by the glass window panes. All Improveit windows are designed to open smoothly and easily, year after year. However, casement windows operate with a crank handle, while double-hung window sashes must be lifted (bottom sash) or pulled down (top sash) to open, which can require more leverage or strength for some users.
Where Should I use Casement or Crank Windows?
Casement windows have a number of preferred locations, but aren’t right for every window opening. Their crank operation makes casements ideal for hard-to-reach areas, such as over a kitchen sink where reaching to lift a sash would be difficult. They also work well in end placements of bay and bow windows. Because of the space needed to allow a casement window to swing open, avoid placing them in areas that may have obstructions nearby, such as tree branches or air conditioning equipment. Safety is also an essential consideration. Casement windows open fully from top to bottom, which may pose a danger to children and pets.