Comparing Awning and Casement Windows

Comparing Awning and Casement Windows

Choosing a new set of windows can seem like a daunting task. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case!

Choosing a new set of windows can seem like a daunting task. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case! Weighing your options and taking your time will ultimately benefit you. Here is a comparison of awning and casement windows to help get you started

The Windows Themselves

Both of these window types are often called crank-windows. That’s because they rely on a crank to open and close. This setup also allows the window glide as it moves. Casements feature a hinge on the side and open outward; meanwhile, awnings open at the top of the opening for your replacement is wider than it is tall, then we recommend that you choose the awning style. 

No matter which window you choose, you’ll be pleased by how much ventilation and natural light they provide. Bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms all benefit from these installations, especially if you want to expand your view. Bear in mind that awning windows need to have sufficient space to open and shut; trees, shrubs, or other blockages could get in the way unless you remove them.   

How Crank Operation Works for You

Crank windows do not feature rails or sashes. What this means is that you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the land around you. Woods, streams, fields – all of them are yours to gaze upon whenever you look outside. As noted above, these windows offer excellent ventilation. They can also be much larger so long as you have the necessary size and shape of the wall opening to accommodate them. Something else to note is that they are amazingly energy-efficient. The glass is insulated so that warmer air stays inside during the winter, and cooler air can continue to circulate during the summer. 

Numerous Benefits Available

Need somewhere to place your first casement or awning window? Try putting it over the kitchen sink. Plus, these windows are easy to open and close even if the original window was in a hard-to-reach spot. The window will continue to be fully functional throughout its service lifespan and won’t tangle with the window treatments that you use for decorative purposes. Another reason to invest in these windows, regardless of the model you choose, is that they are surprisingly easy to clean and maintain. Finally, multi-point security points contribute to locking and unlocking with ease!  

Window Replacement by Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland and Virginia this winter and spring with quality window replacement services that will exceed your expectations. With our reasonable prices and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a professional, all-inclusive, free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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