Casement windows, sometimes called “crank-style” windows, are a compact and clean looking option when it comes to window replacement. Their style can fit almost any type of architecture, from traditional to modern.
Casement windows are hinged on the side of the window – either right or left – and open outward by using a hand crank. Since the windows swing out, they are best positioned where there is plenty of room available on the exterior of the house.
Casement windows are ideal when interior space is at a premium. For example, above the kitchen sink is a perfect location for a casement window. Casement windows also offer more ventilation than double-hung or single-hung windows, which only open halfway. Because of this, casement windows are a popular choice for bathrooms, where they can be configured to open upward instead of to the side.
Here are some more questions you might ask when considering window replacement with casement windows:
Can a casement window be mounted flush against the side of my house?
Yes. A flush-mounted casement window has a flat appearance when the window is closed, because the window is flush within the frame. Conventional casement windows usually have a lip when the window is closed, so they do not sit flat against the home exterior.
Can casement windows open inward?
Sure! Casement windows can open inward instead of swinging out. Casement windows that open inward are called “inswing” casement windows.
If I have a problem with my casement window, can it be repaired?
Casement windows are exceptionally reliable. If there is problem, it is usually related to the crank, making it difficult to open the window. Most casement window cranks can be repaired rather than replaced. The sash and other parts can be repaired just the same as any other window style.
What is a French casement window?
French casement windows, or “double casements,” are two side-by-side casement windows, which open at the center. A French casement window usually does not have a center post, so the view is unobstructed. This is a good option when you want to enjoy a large, scenic view, but also want to be able to open your windows for ventilation.
Is it hard to clean casement windows?
To clean the outside of the glass from inside, crank the window open fully and remove your window screen. Then simply reach through the opening to wash the window from inside.
Rescom Exteriors has installed thousands of casement replacement windows in Worcester and throughout New England. If you have any more questions about casement windows for your home, do not hesitate to contact us at 508-832-5202.