Terms of the Trade: What Are Casement Windows?

A casement window is characterized by being hinged on one side of its frame, either vertically or horizontally. (Windows hinged at the top are referred to as awnings and windows hinged at the bottom are referred to as hoppers.) They are often opened with a crank or lever. If you live in a particularly hot climate, you may consider installing casement windows because they allow for an abundance of breeze and air to enter into your home, which can be controlled by how wide you open the window.