Casement window installation is the perfect way to enhance your home with added elegance without paying for significant renovations. To ensure these windows are installed properly, leave it to the professionals. Zen Windows has the team you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. With our dealers available in various locations throughout the country, finding a Zen Windows owner near you has never been easier.
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What Are Casement Windows?
Originating from Britain and Germany, casement windows are some of the earliest forms of movable windows, with a hand crank that pushes out, opening and closing it like a door. French casement windows, which have two panels that open inward, have increased in popularity—especially in American homes. Casement windows are similar to awning and hopper windows, where the hinge is on the top or bottom instead of the side.
Casement windows have big benefits for homeowners:
- Ventilation: Because these windows open wider and more completely than traditional windows, homeowners have the added benefit of increased ventilation, which can decrease energy costs when cooling the home.
- Views: Unlike bay windows or bow windows whose architecture can obscure your view, casement windows have fewer muntins (wood, vinyl, metal, or fiberglass pieces that separate panes of glass) and provide a better view of the surrounding property.
- Security: With hooked latches on the inside, casement windows provide an added layer of security as they are much more difficult to break into.
The size, style, and price of your casement window will vary depending on your preferences. Trust the professionals at Zen Windows to have the size and style you like at a price you can afford.
What Are the Parts of a Casement Window?
Casement windows contain many different parts in order for it to operate accordingly:
- Frame: This is where the window permanently attaches to the wall.
- Casing: Many times, the frame is surrounded by a decorative molding to seal the area between the frame and the wall.
- Sash: This is where glass panes are held; this part (as well as the frame) can be made from wood, metal, vinyl, and other materials.
- Hinges: Because of their door-like function, casement windows need hinges in order for them to open and close.
- Crank: A crank handle is usually placed at the bottom of the window, causing it to open when turned in one direction and close when turned in the opposite direction.
- Stays: Additional hardware bars are necessary to support the window and ensure it cannot be displaced by inclement weather.
- Latches: Casement window latches provide better security and are more difficult to break into, as mentioned above.
Our installation professionals are well-versed in the mechanics of casement windows, making the job smooth and simple from the start.
Why Choose Zen Windows for Casement Window Installation?
When you choose Zen Windows, you choose to deal directly with an owner, agree to our no-money-down guarantee, and receive a double warranty from us as well as the window manufacturer. You’ll also get a free quote when you submit your information online.
The comfort of your home is important to us. Find your local Zen Windows dealer today and get your casement window installation started in no time. No deposit, no pushy salespeople—just high-quality, professional window installation and replacement at a price you can afford.
Casement Window FAQ
Casement windows have a sash on the side of the window and open out using a hand crank. Since these types of windows swing out, they work best when there is plenty of room on the exterior of the house. These windows typically work well above kitchen sinks.
There are some casement windows that can actually open inwards instead of just swinging outwards – these windows are called inswing casement windows.
If casement windows break, it is usually related to the crank, which makes it hard, or even impossible, to open the window. This issue can be repaired, which saves you money – saving you from costly replacements.