What are Casement Windows?

Casement windows are one of the most common windows found in North American homes. They are hinged on either side of the window pane and open outwards (or less commonly inwards) using a crank. These windows can be small or large and are a popular choice for homeowners who want to enjoy fresh, outdoor air in the comfort of their home.

How Do They Work?

While there are several differences between casement windows and other types of windows, the main difference is they open and close differently. These windows are hinged along one side and are opened and closed with a crank mechanism. Typically, windows open by sliding back and forth and because of this cannot open further than halfway. With new windows, the crank mechanism allows the window to be fully opened by turning a handle. Because of this great feature, casement windows work best in an area with a lot of space around them so that nothing will interfere with their ability to open.

Why Should You Install New Windows?

There’s a reason why casement windows are so commonly used in homes across Canada and the United States. These windows offer many benefits and features that not all other windows can, including:

  • Better ventilation

    Due to how wide the windows open, they are able to increase ventilation in your home, as more air flows in and out

  • Lower energy bills

    As a result of the increased airflow and the tight seal, the windows work to lower your heating, cooling, and electricity bills

  • Easy to clean

    The windows are one of the easiest styles of windows to keep clean and who doesn’t love a low maintenance option?

  • Long-lasting

    The windows are easy to maintain and repair, which means they offer a high return on investment as they can last a lifetime

  • Versatility

    Casement windows have a generic enough design that they can suit any room in your home – including a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen.

  • Choice

    Just like other windows, there are many different stylistic options to choose from to suit any taste

  • Visually appealing

    In addition to all the functional benefits these windows have to offer, they are also visually appealing and offer a quaint and elegant style to your home.

Save Energy, Save Money

If you’re thinking about installing new windows, now’s the time! The GreenON Fund currently has several rebate programs that you may be eligible for. Act now and you can get money back while making your home more energy efficient and lowering your carbon footprint. Check out the GreenON Fund’s rebate programs by clicking here.

Are you interested in installing casement windows this summer? Work with our expert team at Custom Window Designs for factory direct windows and window replacement installation. Our decades of experience and dedicated team make us the obvious choice for anyone interested in enjoying replacement windows!