A casement window is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows are hinged at the side. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside.
They are opened with a crank, lever, or cam handle, which is placed around hand height or at the bottom and serves as a window lock. A crank, stay, or friction hinge is necessary when the window opens outward, to hold the window in position despite wind. Often the glass panes are set in a rabbeted frame and sealed with beveled putty or glazing compound to secure the glass.
Standard Window Features
- Fusion welded corners (.080 wall thickness) with multiple hollow chambers for watertight strength and energy efficiency.
- Double strength glass standard, 3/4″ overall I.G. unit thickness for maximum energy efficiency.
- Platinum Elite™ triple chambered silicone foam spacer provides lower U-factors, sound transmission, and condensation.
- Tamper-proof security Passes “California Force Entry” CFE resistance test.
- Dual durometer glazing bead for a water tight seal.
- Dual wall glazing leg reduces condensation.
- Exterior glazed for added security because the insulated glass-to-frame seal can only be cut from inside the home.
- Beveled frame for a pleasing appearance.
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