Casement vs. Awning Windows

Written on: June 28th, 2014 BY IN Windows

Do you need to replace your home’s old windows? You’ve probably been researching different window styles, trying to make a decision. Two popular styles are casement and awning—are you trying to learn the difference between them?

What style should you get—casement or awning?

Difference Between Awning and Casement Windows

The awning and casement styles are similar—but not identical. Awning windows are single-sashed windows that are hinged at the top. Casement windows are nearly identical—except that they are hinged on the side and tend to have a more vertical orientation.

Both casement and awning windows:

  • Are energy-efficient – there is an airtight seal created between the sash and the frame.
  • Are easy to open – they open easily via a crank, which means they are great to install in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Provide great ventilation – don’t want to run your AC all summer and prefer fresh outdoor air? Casement and awning windows open all the way to let in a cool breeze.
  • Offer versatility – these windows come in a variety of colors and offer an attractive design that can complement any home.

Awning and casement windows can complement nearly any home and are popular replacement window choices on the market today.

Casement & Awning Windows in Central Indiana

If you live in the central Indiana area want to replace your old windows with new, energy-efficient awning or casement windows, look no further! Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers high-quality vinyl casement and awning windows from American Window and Great Lakes Window.

Windows from American Window:

  • Have a narrow profile for maximum viewing
  • Feature a reliable multi-point locking system and heavy-duty hardware
  • Have a slope sill design that provides efficient water runoff
  • Are available in different colors
  • Feature fusion welded sashes that give the windows better strength

Windows from Great Lakes Window:

  • Have a multi-point locking system for maximum security
  • Are energy-efficient
  • Are low-maintenance
  • Feature insulated glass
  • Have narrow sight lines for a larger viewing area

Contact us to learn more about our window replacement services or to schedule an initial consultation!