What is the Difference Between Awning and Casement Windows
Window replacement is a difficult process and it is important to know the difference between windows before you choose one for your home. Each of them has its own characteristics and is suitable for you in different ways. In this article, we will provide you with information concerning awning and casement windows. With reading this you will learn the basics of those types and easily solve your dilemmas in choosing one over the other.
As casement, awning windows are opened with a cranking system. You open and shut them by turning a reach fold-down handle. Unlike casement, awning windows are hinged at the top and are available from 1 to 3 lite configurations. They are suitable for openings with a greater width than height. Because of their size and the way of opening, they are recommended for small rooms and out of reach places.
The greatest benefits from awning windows are room ventilation in bad weather conditions such as snow and rain. If you are placing awning windows on the ground floor, keep in mind that they open on the outside and beware of those head bumps that might occur while walking in your yard.
Casement windows are hinged on their side and open outward, either left or right. They are available with from 1 to 5 lite configurations and are suitable for openings with a greater width than height. They aren’t good for small spaces since they require a larger amount of free space for them to open. Casement windows are the most energy efficient. They have the best compression and seal technology.
They are also the easiest window to clean. People often put them in sitting rooms because of the big and unobstructed views they provide (more than awning). The greatest upper hand which casement has on awning windows is that it can be positioned as a sail on a boat and thus better direct breeze on the inside.
Both of the windows are cranking or opened with a cranking system. Cranking windows have many benefits for a household as they are the most energy efficient, providers of maximum natural light, great for ventilation (that’s why they are usually put in kitchens and bathrooms), easy to handle and more secure because of the number of locking points; but these traits can disappear if you do not treat cranking windows with the respect they deserve. With over-tightening the crank while closing the window, you loosen it and the crank loses its primary qualities, which will result in the deformation of the sash.