Casement Windows Vs Double Hung
By Great Lakes Window
When it comes to determining whether you want casement windows vs double hung, it is important to best understand the features that each option has to offer. Both provide certain benefits, and knowing what to expect from each window style will help make your choice a little easier.
Casement windows are energy efficient, secure and attractive. They are attached on one side and open on a hinge that is powered by a crank.
- Attached (or hinged) to one side of the frame and open by swinging out from your house
- Open with a crank and feature a fold-away nesting handle that does not stick out
- Multi-point locking system for safety and security
- Multiple insulated glass systems
- Superior bulb seals for enhanced energy efficiency
- Attractive beveled sash design
- Screen frame blends into the window frame for a sleek look
- Heavy-duty hardware with ratcheted gear operation
Double Hung Windows
Double hung windows are commonly found in many homes. They are versatile and accommodate any design aesthetic. They feature two movable sashes and can be opened from the top or bottom, with both sashes being able to tilt inward for cleaning.
- Two sashes allow windows to be lowered from the top or raised from the bottom
- Sashes can tilt inwards for easy cleaning
- Easy to open and close
- Lock-Appeal technology
- Energy efficient
- Can be used in combination with any other window style
- Ideal for areas with limited space since the sashes move straight up and down
- Blend seamlessly with any existing design
As you can see, both window styles offer a lot of benefits. Casement windows are fully encompassed in the frame, providing the best protection against air infiltration. When it comes to cleaning, the double hung tilts all the way in so cleaning the exterior is a lot easier. But with a casement window the screen is on the inside, so screen cleaning is way easier because the window hinges out. Visually, if you change from one to the other, it’s all about the meeting rail. Casement provides more visible viewing space, while double hung has an obstruction because of where the sashes come together.
Whether you decide on replacing double hung windows with casement windows or vice versa, or even installing a combination of the two, you will be satisfied with the results. Both styles boast energy efficiency, security, and countless customization options. Download any of our brochures to learn more about these window styles.