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
- Since 1985 North Star has been an industry leader in the manufacture of attractive and energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio doors.
- Tested and certified by Canadian Standards Association and comply with American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) standards.
- The beauty of our windows can be enhanced through traditional or contemporary grilles, available in three profiles: ¼″ square, ⅝″ flat and ¾″ contour.
- Extrusions come in seven colors – white, ivory, hickory, chestnut brown, cocoa, sable and sandalwood.
- Energy Advantage Low-E is a high performance, energy-efficient glass made with a coating that is designed for top performance in our northern climate, which is why it can rate highest on the Canadian Energy Rating
- Hardware and locks used in our windows are easy to use, secure and come with a lifetime warranty
If you need some window ideas, we’ve put together a gallery of window inspirations: