Casement Windows

Casement windows are a particular style of home window that offers elegance, charm, and a touch of class to any home. Casements have great functionality and are easy to spot with their distinctive opening and closing mechanism.

Casement Window Basics

Casement windows are hinged on one side, allowing them to open outward using a hand crank. This differs from a single or double hung window, which both open up and down or a horizontal slider, which opens side to side. When opened, the entire IGU (insulated glass unit) allows in afternoon sunlight and breezes for excellent lighting and ventilation. This is one reason why casements are such excellent options for basement egress windows, which require a certain opening space to allow people to exit or enter in case of an emergency.

Pricing And Costs

Casement windows will typically cost slightly more than a double hung, depending on the manufacturer, model, class package, hardware, etc. Casement prices run anywhere from $350 - $1200 fully installed. As an example, a Milgard Tuscany window should run $400 - $475 fully installed. The Marvin Integrity casement windows will run $550 to $700 fully installed. The Andersen 400 Series casement will run $700 to $900 fully installed.

-- Price Range: $350 to $1,200 installed --

Options And Benefits

Casements are available in any number of materials, including vinyl, fiberglass, composites, aluminum, and wood clad. Typically, well made vinyl will offer excellent performance numbers, while aluminum will offer the most in terms of strength. Fiberglass and composite frames are some of the most versatile, while wood clad uses real wood on the interior and are hands down the best looking casement options. Homeowners can choose from single or double casements, as well as larger units that have a fixed center frame and two exterior casement windows.