What is a Casement Window?
Sometimes in the summer, it’s nice to open a window and let in some fresh air. But have you ever used a window that opens outward when you wind a crank? This type of window is called a casement window. Sometimes, it’s also called a crank window.
Unlike the operation of a traditional sliding or hung window, which use wheels or spring mechanisms to move, casement windows have fixed hinges and are opened and closed by a cranking mechanism. Casements open perpendicular to the wall surface. Casements normally crank outward, however, there are casements that open into the home. The inward opening casements are normally pulled in and are not operated by a crank. Depending on how your casement opens, either in our out, the screen is on the opposite side of the opening direction of the window.