At JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, we take pride in offering the most choice when it comes to window styles, features, and custom options. Before renovating or purchasing a new home, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with various window styles to give you a better sense of what you are looking for. Here is a quick overview of the difference between two of the most popular window styles offered by JELD-WEN: Awning and Casement Windows.

Casement and Awning windows actually have quite a bit in common, and it can be hard to really notice the difference between the two. Both of these popular window styles are rectangular in shape and operate swiftly with a crank handle. So, how can you exactly tell which is which?

Awning windows are horizontally oriented windows that are hinged along the top, while Casement Windows are vertically oriented and hinged along the left or right-hand side of the frame.

Casement Windows are hinged on the side and swing outwards like a door. These easy-to-operate windows offer the tightest seal of all operating units, come equipped with a crank handle, and open a full 90° allowing for maximum ventilation. Our JELD-WEN casement windows are available in vinyl and wood, as well as with an optional aluminum cladding for additional safety from weather and colour selections.

Awning Windows are hinged along the top and swing outwards. These windows allow for air movement in just about any weather, come equipped with a crank handle, and are ideal for smaller spaces such as a kitchen sink or over a crowded counter. Combining Awning Windows with adjacent fixed windows make for a clean, modern look.

Both of these window types are excellent for adding extra ventilation, and both provide a contemporary style to any home. If you have any further questions about window styles, get in contact with your local JELD-WEN Windows & Doors dealer.