Decades of experience in the community, a full range of products, and our quality service have made Torwin Windows & Doors one of the top-rated Casement & Awning suppliers in Toronto and the surrounding area.
Casement vs Awning Windows
Both casement and awning windows are commonly called “crank windows” thanks to the mechanism used to open them. Both window styles easily glide open fully and shut tight with an easy-to-use handle that folds down and out of the way. These window styles are similar in style but feature two distinct differences.
Casement windows are hinged at the side, opening to the left or right, and usually outward from the home. These windows are available in one, two, three, four, or five-lite configurations. Casement windows are ideal for windows that are taller than they are wide.
Awning windows, on the other hand, are hinged at the top and are only available in one, two, or three-lite configurations. Differing from casement windows, awning windows are perfect for windows that are wider than they are tall.
Advantages of Cranking Windows
Crank windows don’t have rails or meeting sashes, which helps them provide beautiful unobstructed views. What’s more, they’re easy to open, making them ideal for hard-to-reach places. In fact, the area over your kitchen skin is a prime example of the perfect place for an awning or casement window.
This easy opening function also allows the windows to open at a 90-degree angle, making for easy exterior cleaning, and added safety for your home.
Crank windows also offer excellent ventilation. The structural strength inherent in the design allows for larger window sizes and can offer a ton of fresh air and natural light.
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