Types of Windows: Casement Windows
6/20/2014 8:03 AM
This blog post, the second of a four-part series, highlights a type of window that has seen its popularity ebb and flow over time but remains an important part of the replacement window market—the casement window.
Casement windows have enjoyed a long and successful history in both residential and commercial settings, and we expect their success to continue into the future.
History of Casement Windows
Casement windows are actually among the oldest forms of operable windows in the world, dating back hundreds of years. In fact, casement windows were the most common type of windows in homes in the United Kingdom until sash windows were first invented and introduced to the market—which also occurred in the United Kingdom.
Over the years, casement windows have seen their popularity rise and fall as architectural tastes have changed over the years. Today, they remain a popular choice for both residential and commercial purposes due to their flexibility, security, and energy efficiency.
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows have a single sash and are hinged on the side, with a hand crank that opens the window vertically on a metal track. Ease of operation makes them ideal for hard-to-reach places, such as over countertops and sinks. Casement windows have wide sightlines and are excellent choices both as accent windows and standalone units. Commonly used in bay and bow window configurations, casement windows offer greater versatility than many other window styles.
Weather Shield Casement Windows
Weather Shield offers several models of casement windows designed to appeal to a wide range of homeowners. Whether you’re looking for an affordably priced vinyl window, an environmentally friendly fiberglass window, or an architectural-grade product, we have the casement window for you. We offer thousands of potential design and color combinations, so we are confident you’ll find the perfect window for your project.
Aspire Series – Vinyl-Clad Casement Windows
Aspire Series casement windows are both durable and energy-efficient. Special features such as a multi-point sequential locking system and sleek hardware designs provide a secure and aesthetically appealing window. These casement windows open a full 90 degrees for maximum ventilation and easy cleaning. A variety of styles are available, including radius top, eyebrow, picture combination units, as well as casement bows and bays.
To learn more about our Aspire Series casement windows, click here.
EnduraShield Series – Fiberglass Casement Windows
EnduraShield casement windows are available with either all-fiberglass or fiberglass-clad exteriors and real wood interiors. EnduraShield casements provide uninterrupted views, as well as ample light and ventilation. Units feature multi-point locks that secure the sash in multiple locations and folding operator handles that make opening and closing the windows effortless.
To learn more about our EnduraShield Series casement windows, click here.
Signature Series – Aluminum-Clad Casement Windows
From Craftsman to contemporary architecture, Signature Series casement windows are versatile and easily complement a variety of designs. Units feature an extruded aluminum-clad exterior and wood interior. Casement sashes crank open for maximum ventilation. Units are available in a variety of styles, including bows, bays, picture combination windows and more.
To learn more about our Signature Series casement windows, click here.
Premium Series – Architectural Grade Aluminum-Clad Casement Windows
Weather Shield Premium Series™ casement windows combine a classic design with the latest in technology, performance, and options. The aluminum-clad wood casement window features Weather Shield’s new TriCore™ Frame Technology, a fusion-welded sub frame that combines multiple materials into a single frame to reduce weathering, eliminate water infiltration, and improve structural and thermal performance. Units are available in a variety of styles, including bows, bays, picture combination windows, and more.
To learn more about our Premium Series casement windows, click here.
Find a Local Weather Shield Dealer in Your Area
If you are thinking about replacing your windows and are interested in learning more about our casement window options, we have an extensive dealer network throughout the country. We make finding a reputable replacement window contractor easy and stress-free. Simply visit our dealer locator, enter your zip code, and choose from a dealer close to you!