Casement Window Styles
A casement window is a window that swings open inwardly or outwardly. A casement window consists of a frame, hinges, and a handle or crank that operates the opening and closing mechanism. Casement windows can be found in a few basic styles. A single casement, hinged on the side, can open swinging in or swinging out. A French casement window consists of two casements, each with a single pane of glass. These casements open in the center. The French casements, in fact, were used in the United States to open onto balconies and porches, and eventually became known as French doors or French windows. An awning casement window is hinged at the top and opens from the bottom and upward. For homeowners who prefer this type of window, new replacement styles are readily available in a wide selection and are considered to be both affordable and energy efficient.