Casement Windows

Casement Windows

Casement Window Installation And Replacement Services From Zen Windows

Casement windows are a stylish and practical option for any home. Originating from Great Britain and Germany, they are one of the earliest forms of operational windows.

Hinged on either the right or left side, casement windows feature a hand crank that allows it to swing open like a door. For easy access and operation, the hand crank is typically found at the bottom of the window.

Since there is no lifting or lowering of the sash, these windows are perfect for hard to reach areas.

Casement windows can be hinged on either side and can either swing inward or outward. Most casement windows swing outward to the exterior of the home, but in certain cases, an inward opening window is preferred. These are called in swing casement windows.

Another variation is the French casement window which consists of two panels opening inward. This style of casement window is becoming increasingly popular. 

Casement Window Replacement And Installation Services

Installing new casement windows is the perfect way to enhance your home with elegance without paying for significant renovations. Zen Windows has the team you need to get the window replacement job done quickly and efficiently.

Finding a Zen Windows location near you has never been easier with our dealers available in various locations throughout the country.

 

Casement Windows For Any Architectural Style

The great thing about casement windows is that they provide function and style for any home!

Casement windows will most often be found in these types of architecture styled homes:

  • Colonial
  • Craftsman
  • Farmhouse
  • Modern
  • Tudor
  • Victorian

Because they can be a variety of sizes, casement windows are a perfect addition to almost any space. They can also be installed individually or in conjunction with other windows. Casement windows are also a popular option in bay or bow window configurations.

Casement Window Brands

Choose a window that meets your needs in terms of style, function, and budget. At Zen Windows, we pride ourselves on only working with the best manufacturers to ensure high-quality casement windows every time.

The manufacturers that we partner with who provide our top-of-the-line casement windows are:

  • The Aeris Line from ProVia
  • The Endure Line from ProVia
  • The Imperial Elite Line from SoftLite
  • The Classic Plus Line from SoftLite
  • The Barrington Line from SoftLite

Zen Windows only carries the highest-quality brands to help us provide you with 100% satisfaction. Because of our commitment to excellence, certain window brands are only available at select Zen Windows locations.

Call (414) 488-6967 or locate your local dealer online to find out what window brands your local Zen Windows carries for your installation or replacement project.

What Are the Parts of a Casement Window?

Casement windows contain many different parts to operate accordingly, including the:

  • Frame: Where the window permanently attaches to the wall.
  • Casing: Often, the frame is surrounded by decorative molding to seal the area between the frame and the wall.
  • Sash: 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 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.

Our installation professionals are well-versed in the mechanics of casement windows, making the job smooth and simple from the start.

When Should You Use Casement Windows Instead of Double-Hung?

  • Because casement windows are less common, they can cost slightly more to achieve the same level of customization as double-hung windows of a similar size — which leaves many homeowners wondering why they might choose casement windows over double-hung when they need a high-quality, operable window.
  • The most obvious benefit of casement windows is the ease of operability and how big an opening you can achieve. An entire casement window will swing out, creating an opening the size of the whole window. By contrast, a double-hung window will always have sashes blocking part of its opening.
  • A casement window can be customized to have nothing obscuring your view at all, making them an excellent choice if you want a view or a lot of light. A double-hung window will always be at least partially blocked by the structure of the window.
  • If efficiency is a high priority, casement windows win. The design of a casement window allows for a very tight seal along its edge, and a tighter seal always does better at keeping outside air out and conditioned air in. Double-hung windows can be efficient, but all things equal, a casement window will be more so.
  • When and where you should use casement windows versus double-hung windows also comes down to the aesthetics and style of your home. In older, more traditional-style homes, double-hung windows often provide superior curb appeal — but in more modern designs with sleek lines and less-ornate decoration, the simplicity of a casement window can't be matched for exterior appearance.
  • The simplicity of casement windows means they can also be used close together more easily without creating a busy visual distraction — for example, if you want a line of windows in your dining room for an excellent view, but you want them to be operable and thus don't opt for picture windows.

Casement Window FAQs

What are some of the benefits of installing casement windows?

There are plenty of benefits to having casement windows in your home. Due to their functionality and design, they are perfect for almost any room. Here are some of the key benefits of casement windows:

  • Maximum ventilation: Because these windows open wider than sliders or double-hung windows, they let in an abundance of fresh air, increasing ventilation and reducing energy costs to cool down the house. 
  • Stunning views: Unlike other windows whose architecture can obscure the view, casement windows don’t have as many internal pieces between the panes of glass which allows for cleaner lines and a clearer, unobstructed view of the outdoors.
  • Enhanced security: Casement windows use a hook-shaped locking mechanism embedded in the frame to provide the highest level of safety for you and your family.

While all of these functions are incredibly important, keep in mind that casement windows will require unobstructed space in order to allow them to swing open fully. Depending on your home’s interior or exterior space limitations, you may want to consider other options if a casement window will cause interference.

What are the parts of a casement window?

Casement windows contain many different parts to operate accordingly, including the:

  • Frame: Where the window permanently attaches to the wall.
  • Casing: Decorative molding used to seal the area between the frame and the wall.
  • Sash: Where glass panes are held.
  • Hinges: Because of their door-like function, casement windows need hinges to open and close.
  • Crank: A crank handle is usually placed at the bottom of the window, allowing 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.

At Zen Windows, our installation professionals are well-versed in the mechanics of casement windows, making the job smooth and simple from the start.

When should a casement window be used instead of a double-hung window?

Because casement windows are less common, they can cost slightly more to achieve the same level of customization as double-hung windows of a similar size. This leaves many homeowners wondering why they might choose casement windows over double-hung when they need a high-quality, operable window.

Here are some of the advantages that casement windows offer over double-hung windows:

  • The most obvious benefit of casement windows is the ease of operability and how big an opening you can achieve. An entire casement window will swing out, creating an opening the size of the whole window. In contrast, a double-hung window will always have sashes blocking part of the opening.
  • A casement window can be customized to have nothing obscuring your view at all, making them an excellent choice if you want a view or a lot of light. A double-hung window will always be partially blocked by the structure of the window.
  • If energy efficiency is a high priority, casement windows win. The design of a casement window allows for a very tight seal along its edge, and a tighter seal always does better at keeping outside air out and conditioned air in. Double-hung windows can be efficient, but all things equal, a casement window will be more so.

When and where you should use casement windows versus double-hung windows also comes down to the aesthetics and style of your home.

In older, more traditional-style homes, double-hung windows often provide superior curb appeal. In more modern designs with sleek lines and less-ornate decoration, the simplicity of a casement window can't be matched for exterior appearance.

The simplicity of casement windows means they can also be used close together more easily without creating a busy visual distraction. This is why casement windows are generally the preferred choice over double-hung for bay and bow window configurations.

How do casement windows operate?

Casement windows are composed of a single sash and are hinged on one side. They open and close manually using a hand crank that is usually located at the bottom of the window for easy access.

These types of windows operate like a door, swinging open and shut. Since they are fully operated by the crank, they do not require any physical force to raise or slide them.

Casement windows are ideal for providing air flow which can be regulated by how far the window is opened as well as beautiful, unobstructed views.

Are casement windows energy efficient?

Yes, a casement window’s construction makes it very energy-efficient. Since these windows have less moving parts and no sliding track there are fewer places for potential leaks.

Casement windows also have an airtight seal when closed, which eliminates drafts, and provide maximum air flow when fully opened, which will keep your home comfortable and lower your energy bills.

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Casement Window Gallery

Get inspired for your next home improvement project by taking a look at some of the beautiful, high-quality vinyl casement windows we have available!

Not sure where to start? No worries! Give us a call at (414) 488-6967 or start your FREE quote online right here and your nearest Zen Windows location will reach out to walk you through some of the best options available.

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Zen Windows Casement Window Installation And Replacement

If you need casement windows installed or replaced, consult with the experts at Zen Windows first. 

When you work with one of our dealers, you will be working directly with the owner, not a team of pushy salespeople. 

In addition, we provide all of our customers with a no-money-down guarantee and a double warranty from both the window manufacturer and your Zen Windows dealer.

When you are ready to enjoy more fresh air and sunshine with the new casement windows, contact Zen Windows at (414) 488-6967 or start your FREE no-hassle quote right here to learn more about our company and the superior service we provide.

 

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Choose Our Energy-Efficient Glass Options

With Zen Windows, you get peace of mind because every window we install is energy-efficient. We won’t sell inferior windows for one simple reason: They will cost our customers more in the long run because of higher energy bills.

Even our most modestly priced windows have a sophisticated, double-insulating solar low-E glass system. This solar low-E system incorporates double-strength glass, a high-performance low-E coating, a stainless steel Intercept™ spacer system, and argon gas. This superior blend of technologies is our most basic option — you can upgrade from there.

Choose From Our Energy-Efficient Glass Options

With Zen Windows, you get peace of mind because every window we install is energy-efficient. We won’t sell inferior windows for one simple reason: They will cost our customers more in the long run because of higher energy bills.

Even our most modestly priced windows have a sophisticated, double-insulating solar low-E glass system. This solar low-E system incorporates double-strength glass, a high-performance low-E coating, a stainless steel Intercept™ spacer system, and argon gas. This superior blend of technologies is our most basic option — you can upgrade from there.

Change how you see the world from your home when you work with Zen Windows. We revolutionized the way homeowners purchase windows, and have the reputation to prove how successful we’ve been in improving the process.