Shoptalk Explains – Casement Windows
Shoptalk Explains – Industry terms defined for the savvy consumer
Casement windows are hinged on the side and open outward to the left or right. Usually taller than wide, their entire sash opens to provide top-to-bottom ventilation.
The distinguishing feature of a casement window is the opening mechanism. Casements open with a crank, lever, or cam handle, which is placed around hand height or at the bottom and serves as a window lock. A crank, stay, or friction hinge is necessary when the window opens outward, to hold the window in position despite wind.