Private: Casement and awning windows


Casement windows and awning windows are creative and functional window solutions that offer beautiful views and ease of use. These windows are opened at a hinge with a crank. The difference is that casement windows are attached at the hinge on one side of the window adjacent to the wall, while awning windows are attached at the hinge on the top of the window. Both window types usually consist of one large pane which allows for an unobstructed view. These windows are excellent for ventilation and look great in almost any home.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are often large, single-pane windows which open with a hinge which is attached to the side of the window. A crank, which is usually positioned at the bottom, operates the hinge. These windows can open to any angle depending on how much air you would like to get into your home. Because these windows usually have large surface areas, they catch much of the breeze and bring it into your home. And when these windows are shut, they keep your home insulated from the weather outside. These are generally taller, skinnier windows, which provide elegant and functional design elements for your home. They look especially great in kitchens and living rooms, allowing for maximum ventilation in these spaces. View our casement windows page to learn more.

Awning Windows

Awning windows function similarly to casement windows, except their hinge, which is used to open and close the window, is located at the top of the window. Because the window opens from the top, the bottom portion of the window juts out and creates an “awning” effect. The nice thing about this type of window is that the structure allows you to open the window and get some air into your home even if it is raining outside. The angle of the open window reroutes precipitation away from the inside of your home. The nice thing about awning windows is that they are usually large, single-pane windows that allow unobstructed views of the outdoors. These are a beautiful and useful windows that look great most any place in a house. Often, kitchens will have these windows above the sink, but they are also perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and even bathrooms. Some bathrooms have awning windows next to a shower or tub.

Should you be interested in adding a stunning awning or casement window to your home’s design, contact Supreme Windows today for a FREE estimate. Our experienced staff is Chicagoland’s premier choice for window installation. Call 708-251-0900 today to see how we can help!

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