Unlike single and double-hung windows that slide along a track, casement windows open and close with the simple crank of a handle. They also come with multiple hardware styles with up to 10 finish options and standard and custom grille patterns.
Whether you’re building a new home or replacing old windows, local window installation professionals can help. These experts can help you select the perfect window for your style and budget.
Many homeowners choose to upgrade their windows for an added level of security and a more stylish look. Black windows have a bolder style that can make your home stand out and even add to its resale value.
There are several different styles of windows, from those that slide open to those that crank open. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each to determine which best suits your needs.
For example, sliding windows are operated by moving a sash vertically or horizontally along a track, while crank windows open when you turn a handle mechanism. Both offer a range of operation options, but some homeowners prefer the minimal maintenance and simple operations of sliders to the classic looks of casement windows. You may also want to combine your window options for a unique design. Stylistically, you can choose functional or non-functional muntins (strips of wood or vinyl that divide large sash windows into smaller sashes).
Unlike double hung windows that have top and bottom sashes that open with a lift, casement windows are hinged on one side and opened with a simple crank of a handle. This allows them to easily swing open to allow fresh air into homes. They also make cleaning easy.
For homeowners, this type of window is a popular choice because it provides ample ventilation and a clutter-free view from the inside. The design is also versatile enough to blend in with a variety of architectural styles.
The windows are also a great option for homeowners who want to add a touch of rustic authenticity to their home. The windows can be glazed with Colonial Grids, Prairie Style Grids, or even a simple clear glass for a minimalist look. The windows can also be paired with bay and bow windows to create more dramatic design features. They can also be mulled together to create larger assemblies that fit different spaces in the home.
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a window style is security. Casement windows, along with awning and hopper windows, are some of the safest types of windows to have in your home. These windows hinge at the side, top, or bottom of the frame and push outward to open, making them difficult to leverage from outside and more secure against intruders. They also feature locking points and can be paired with bars and grates for even more protection. Great Lakes Window also offers ventilation limit latches for casement windows, which allows you to keep your windows open for a breeze while still preventing children and burglars from opening them. The limit latches can be installed on both inside and outside of the window.
With double-pane glass and a spacer in between, these windows insulate better than single-pane windows. They also feature a Low-E coating, which helps protect your home from harmful UV rays in the summer and prevents heat from escaping during winter.
The insulated frame design and multi-pane windows help these replacement casement windows qualify for an ENERGY STAR rating, saving you money on your energy bills throughout the year. Actual savings may vary based on your utility rates and individual home characteristics.
Our uPVC frames and sashes are fusion-welded, creating an airtight seal that eliminates water and air infiltration. They also come with polyurethane insulating foam for superior insulation. We offer low-E glass options that allow you to control the amount of visible daylight transmitting through your window, which can help reduce your energy costs even more. Combined with the ability to open them fully like doors, these features make our replacement casement windows an effective solution for any space in your home.