How Many Types of Casement Windows Are There?

Did you know that the average American house has 8 windows? While yours might have more or less, one thing’s true: there comes a time where you have to replace them.

A popular choice is casement windows. These are attached to the frame with 1 or more hinges on the side and are opened and closed with a crank.

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But these don’t just come as 1 type. In fact, there’s a wide variety of them to choose from!

Are you interested in replacing your current windows with casement ones? Then read on to see the types of casement windows available.

Single-Frame Casement Windows

The single-frame casement window is perhaps the simplest type available. Because of this, it’s pretty much the most popular type of casement window that homeowners use. The simple style of this window means it’ll withstand the tests of time when trends come and go.

As the name suggests, there is only one window pane that’s attached to the frame by a hinge. 

Push Out Casement Windows

Push out windows might seem like ordinary casement windows at first, but there’s one key difference. Instead of using a crank to open and close them, you can simply turn a handle and push or pull.

This type of casement window is perfect for homeowners who don’t wish to crank their windows open and shut. Push out casement windows are a simple and easy solution!

Double Casement Windows

As you might’ve already guessed, double casement windows consist of 2 window panes. They usually sit side by side and join at the middle when closed.

These tend to be a little more expensive than single-frame casement windows since there are more materials involved. But the investment is worth it for many homeowners since these are just as easy to take care of. There’s not much maintenance involved and double casement windows are just as reliable as single ones.

In-Swing vs Outswing Casement Windows

As with most windows, you have the option to have your casement windows swing inwards or outwards.

Most casement windows are outswing ones, which means they’re cranked open and shut. These are most convenient since inward-swinging windows require you to clear space for them.

However, it’s not always possible to fit an outswing casement window. For example, you might have a flower bed right outside your window that’d get crushed if you had one!

In that case, you can opt for in-swing casement windows. In this case, you’d use a handle instead of a crank, like with a push out casement window.

Either way, you can also choose in which manner these windows swing in or out. Below are some of your options.

Top Hung

Top hung means that the hinges of the window pane are located on the top. This can give better accessibility if the window is particularly tall, as the handle or crank would be located on the very bottom. The fresh air also comes in through the bottom, if that’s what you prefer.

Side Hung

Side hung casement windows are the most popular types of casement windows for houses. The hinges are located on the sides, which means that the windows swing left or right to open.

The degree to which you can open your windows is much bigger than with top-hung casement windows. So if you prefer to get lots of air circulation in a particular room, this is the better choice.

Fixed

In some cases, you might want a fixed casement window that doesn’t open or close at all.

For instance, you might want to give people a nice view outside while walking up the stairs, and you want to get some natural light in as well. In this case, having a fixed casement window in the middle of your stairs can be a great way to accommodate these needs.

To make it so that a fixed casement window fits in with all the rest of your windows, you can have mock sashes placed. This will make it look like a top-hung window (that’s not functional, of course).

Styles

Not only can you choose from a nice selection of casement windows, but you can also choose to style them in the way that best suits your home’s current aesthetics. While there are the usual choices of traditional and modern, there’s also another here to consider: Georgian.

Keep reading to find out more about each.

Traditional

Traditional casement windows are also known as French casement windows. Typically, they have a wood finish and glazing bars across. These glazing bars can give a nice look of smaller panes of glass across the window.

Modern

On the other hand, modern casement windows have a much simpler look. Instead of a wood finish, they usually use either aluminum or contemporary timber frames. Not only that, but modern casement windows do not use glazing bars, which means you’ll get large window panes instead.

Georgian

Georgian casement windows look more like traditional casement windows rather than modern ones. That’s because they are considered a type of traditional window, with its roots in the 18th and 19th centuries.

These sash windows have glazing bars that create a gridded pattern across the pane.

Which Types of Casement Windows Do You Like?

As you can see, there are several types of casement windows you can choose from. From in-swing and outswing, top and side hung, to single and double casement windows, there are so many choices when it comes to casement window styles for your home.

So if you need to replace your current windows, definitely consider this type as a replacement. These windows will add some charm to your property for an instant upgraded look!

If you enjoyed learning about the different types of casement windows, make sure to browse our blog page for more on home improvement!

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