Awning vs. Casement Windows

There are many styles of windows to select from when taking on the awning window replacement process for your Edmonton home. It’s important that you take the time to review each of the replacement options in detail and speak with local experts about the value these options can bring to your property. Our experts at Canglow Windows and Doors have many years’ experience in this area of the marketplace, and in this new post, we will highlight the differences between awning and casement windows.

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What are Crank Windows?

First, it’s important to note that both awning and casement windows are a crank-style window. Crank windows provide the ideal unobstructed view of the outside because they do not have any rails or meeting sashes. Further benefits of crank windows include the following:

  • Exceptional ventilation

Crank windows provide high-quality ventilation for the home. Due to their inherent structure, they allow for larger window sizes to be used, allowing an abundance of air and natural light into the home.

  • Energy efficiency

Another clear benefit of crank windows is their energy efficiency. Many of the leading models are offered with 1-to-⅛-inch insulated glass, to ensure maximum efficiency for the home.

  • Easy cleaning

The unique design of crank windows, with their 90-degree open angle, helps make cleaning a simpler process.

Awning Windows

Awning windows are designed to tilt open at the bottom using a hinge at the top. They can be used in any area of the home and allow you to preserve the view to the outside while bringing in air throughout the day. One of the more common applications for awning windows is their placement over the kitchen sink. Awning windows are ideal in this scenario because the crank is within easy reach.

Awning-style windows are designed to be wider than they are tall and so they are often used in small openings around the home. In choose awning windows, it’s important to note that the outside of the window cannot be cleaned from the inside, as with other styles. And so awning windows should only be used on the first floor of a home.

Casement Windows

Like awning windows, casement windows are opened using a crank mechanism. However, the hinge is on the side rather than the top of the window. Casement windows are known for the tightness of the seal they provide within the property. This means that very little air can escape or enter the home through the casement window. It also means they are often the best choice for those seeking an energy efficient replacement for their awning windows in Edmonton.

Another leading advantage of working with casement windows is the amount of air the system can bring into the home. Opening the casement window only a few inches provides much more air than a fully open double-hung window, for example. It’s part of the reason that casement windows are now so popular across the local marketplace.

Why Turn to Canglow for Awning and Casement Windows?

Now that you have more information about the value that both awning and casement windows can offer as a replacement window in your Edmonton home, it’s important to work with local experts who can guide you along the installation process. Our team is well respected across the city for our window installation work and, below, we will highlight several reasons to select our services as your local window installation expert:

  • Year-round services

We offer replacement services for casement and awning windows in Edmonton throughout the winter time. And this means you’re never left with a window issue during the cooler months. We replace one window at a time to preserve the environment within your home and to protect all residents. It’s an expert service that has been honed over many Edmonton winters.

  • Experienced installers

Perhaps one of the leading reasons so many Edmonton homeowners turn to our team at Canglow is our experienced installation staff. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your installation objectives and we depend on our years of experience in each area of our work. For example, our experienced team can limit the amount of time it takes to complete the installation process because we’re seasoned professionals with decades of background knowledge.

  • Affordable installation

When you have a strict budget for your window replacement requirements, we can help find that ideal solution. We’ll work within your budget to help you save money over the long-term. Another area in which we help homeowners save money is through the installation of energy efficient windows. Our windows are designed to cut your energy bills significantly, putting more money back in your pocket.

  • Quality project management

Our team follows a tried, tested, and proven successful project management process. We begin the work with a consultation to discuss your window replacement requirements and highlight the options. Then, when you approve the project, we’ll move forward with the work. During our installation, we prepare the work area so there is no potential for hazards or hitches within the installation process. And at the end of the process, we clean the space to leave you with pristine windows designed for the ideal performance in your home.

  • Post-installation services

Our work as window experts doesn’t end when the installation has been completed. You can call us at any point to discuss the window’s performance and ask questions about your specific system. On the rare occasion that you might discover the window isn’t meeting your requirements after the installation, we’ll respond quickly and adeptly to resolve the issue and ensure you’re 100% satisfied with your updated window.

It’s a commitment to quality window installation and replacement services that has helped our brand become one of the local leaders in the Edmonton industry. To learn more about your window service options from a trusted professional, please contact our team online, or call us at 587-408-8049.