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What Are Casement Windows?

Are you looking for windows for your new home? Do you need to replace your old windows? Consider installing casement windows! Energy efficient and perfect if you like to let in a nice breeze during the warmer months, casement windows work well for all types of homes. Call Quality Window & Door to learn more about our casement window services in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia!

What is a Casement Window?

Casement Windows

A casement window is a single sash window that is hinged at the side (unlike awning windows, which are hinged at the top) and has a handle crank that allows for easy opening. This type of window can be used as a single pane of glass or in pairs (with one frame and hinges on both outside edges).

If you like to feel the breeze from outside rather than have the AC constantly running, casement windows are ideal. Although they let in plenty of fresh air, casement windows are extremely energy efficient due to the tighter seal created by the sash and the frame.

Benefits of Casement Windows

In addition to offering superior ventilation, casement windows hold a number of other advantages, including:

Energy efficiency – due to airtight sealing frames, casement windows are as energy efficient as they come! This superior sealing also protects your home from water intrusion and does a good job of keeping out unwanted critters!

Thermal performance – casement windows shut very tightly and have one of the highest thermal performance ratings of any window style.

Appearance/aesthetics – complementing many different styles of homes, casement windows can provide a unique look for your house. Whether they are open or closed, they look good from both the inside and outside of your home!

Security – if security is a main concern for you, installing casement windows should be able to give you some peace of mind! Due to their hook-shaped locks embedded in the frame, casement windows are extremely hard to break into.

Our Selection of Casement Windows

From wood casement windows to vinyl casement windows, Quality Window & Door offers it all. We provide windows from top manufacturers, including:

  • Weather Shield
  • Milgard
  • Parrett
  • Panda
  • And more!

Contact us to learn more about our casement windows in Maryland and the DC area and how we can help you pick out the best windows for your home or commercial building! Part 3 of the What Are…Window & Door Series blog is coming soon – learn about in swing and out swing casement windows!

Timelapse of Bi-Folding Door Installation

Installation from the Quality Window & Door team

Watch a timelapse of our install of this thermally broken aluminum bi-folding door system from Euro-Wall.