Casement and Awning windows
A casement window is hinged at the side and opens outward like a door. It looks like a picture window because unlike double hung or sliding windows, a casement window has no rail.
Green Built offers casement windows which provide clean, simple lines to complement the architecture of the home. Many Seattle homeowners choose casement windows to update their traditional and craftsman homes because of the window offers full top to bottom ventilation by opening outward. Our easy-turn, fold-down handles provide easy opening and closing for the life of your windows, without obstructing window treatments. We offer casement window options with a fully-reinforced sash and frame to provide structural strength to ensure the longevity and durability of your window. Some casement windows fold in so that you can easily clean exterior glass from inside. Discover the endless options and customize your space.
What are Casement and Awning Windows?
Casement windows are hinged at the side and open outward, to the left or to the right. They are commonly called crank windows, since they are opened using a cranking mechanism. Awning windows are very similar in style, however they are hinged at the top. Both easily glide open or shut with the turn of an easy-to-reach handle.
Since casement windows open outward all the way, they provide maximum ventilation and natural light. Awning and casement windows work well where ventilation is required, such as in a bathroom or kitchen. They are also frequently used where unobstructed views are desired as in a sitting room or sunroom.
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Awning windows are hinged on top and open outward, enabling ventilation without letting in rain or falling leaves. Screens are on the inside of the window, where they’re more protected from the elements. Awning windows are often used for basements because they can be placed high on the wall and easily operate with a turn of the handle.
Our Milgard awning windows are a great choice to pair with non-operable windows, such as above or below a picture window, since awning windows are generally smaller in size than double hungs, casements or sliders.