Awning Windows vs. Casement Windows

Release time:2023-11-03 Number of views: 34

The options for replacement windows can seem endless. As a homeowner, it helps to fully understand your options so you can choose the type of window that best suits your budget and style. The two popular hinged window styles - casement and awning - are actually very similar, making them difficult to distinguish. Fortunately, on your next trip to your local window store, you'll have enough information to make a confident decision about the best windows for your home. Here's what you need to know.

What are awning windows?

Awning windows are similar to casement windows in that they are hinged crank windows. One of the main differences is that awning windows tilt open at the bottom and have a hinge at the top.Baydee Window is equipped with awning windows that pivot smoothly on top-mounted stainless steel hinges and use a simple crank mechanism. They are suitable for kitchens or bathrooms where the opening is wider than the height.

Benefits of awning windows

  1. Air circulation even on rainy days.

Since awning windows open to the outside, awnings create better ventilation by blowing a breeze into your home. You also don't need to close your windows when it rains because the window frames act as awnings. This means your rooms can still enjoy fresh air during inclement weather.

  1. Light and visibility.

There are no bars or guards on awning windows, just a window frame with no partitions. As a result, you get an unobstructed view and the maximum amount of light.

  1. Smaller window openings.

Awnings windows are limited in size because the sash becomes too heavy as the window gets larger. However, if you plan to use awning windows to enlarge the opening, there is a solution. Consider using a combination unit with multiple awning windows or a hybrid unit with awnings and fixed windows, which will allow you to take advantage of the benefits of awning windows without the size limitations.


Note: Awning windows require more exterior clearance to allow enough room to open outward. If trees or large bushes are too close to the window, the window will not open fully.

What are casement windows?

Casement windows are designed for spaces where the height of the window opening is greater than the width. They have hinges on the left or right side of the frame, allowing them to open fully for maximum ventilation and natural light. Casement windows rely on a crank mechanism to open and close and are very energy efficient.

Advantages of casement windows

  1. Clear views.

Casement windows are ideal for homeowners seeking an unobstructed view of the outdoors. They have the same look as fixed or view windows while still allowing ventilation and egress.

  1. Simple Cleaning.

Whether you enjoy a carefree lifestyle or are busy with an endless to-do list, cleaning windows can be a chore. Many casement windows can be fully rotated on either side and, thanks to their versatility and flexibility, every part of the glass is easily accessible. Casement windows also help keep screens clean because they are located on the inside of the house.

  1. Adequate ventilation.

Casement windows have a unique function, like a sail on a boat. When they are opened four to five inches instead of fully open, they capture outside air and redirect it into the home along the full-length panel. The downside is that larger casement windows can be subjected to excessive wind and cause the hinges to twist out of shape. If you live in a windy area, casement windows may not be appropriate for your home.

  1. Ideal for smaller windows.

The glass on large casement windows can be heavy enough to warp the hinges, which is why it's best to install this type of window in small to medium sized openings.

Make a choice!

At Baydee Windows, we offer end-to-end fenestration solutions for all your architectural needs.  We provide world-class fittings that assist in enhancing protection and performance using a variety of accessories. Moreover, for a hassle-free and seamless service, our trained professionals will be with you at every step of the installation process.

For further information about bay windows, you can reach out to us on our website and avail of an expert consultation today!