Casement and Awning Windows

When choosing the right windows for your home, it's important to consider the height and width of the opening. Casement windows are often used when the height of the window is greater than the width. Alternatively, awning windows can be used when the width of the window is greater than the height.

To help you make the best decision, let's explore the advantages of each type of window and their ideal use cases.

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Features of Casement Windows

Casement windows provide superior energy efficiency, maximum ventilation, and an unobstructed view for window openings where height is significantly greater than width. Casement windows are often chosen as a style preference for their clean design or to match existing windows in the home.

Casement windows are some of the most energy efficient options on the market. Rather than relying on weather stripping to prevent air leakage, casement windows close with a tight pressure seal that is highly effective in reducing air infiltration.

Casement windows, compared to sliding and double-hung windows, provide a clear, unobstructed view due to the absence of a meeting rail. With their unique design, casement windows also offer full ventilation, as opposed to the limited ventilation of other window styles.

Casement windows utilize a crank to operate the window open and closed. Modern casement windows often feature crank movements that are designed to move smoothly and offset any weight of the window itself, offering easy and effortless operation.

Many designs of casement windows open up to a  90 degree angle to allow easy cleaning of the exterior of the window.

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Features of Awning Windows

Awning windows are the perfect solution for when the width of a window exceeds its height. They feature a top hinge and open from the bottom, raising the glass and providing shelter over the window opening. Available in various sizes,  these windows are often utilized for smaller openings. 

Awning windows are very energy efficient when compared to other window styles due to fewer moving parts and compression created when the window is closed.

Similar to Casement windows, Awning windows provide a clear, unobstructed view due to the absence of a meeting rail. 

Awning windows, with their unique design, provide enhanced ventilation compared to styles like sliding windows. Notably, they can remain open for airflow even during rain, effectively keeping your home ventilated,  despite the weather conditions.

Because Awning windows are typically smaller than other window styles and difficult to break into from exterior, they are great option in areas where security is a concern. 

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Okna Windows has built an industry reputation by combining state of the art equipment, advanced technologies, and dedicated craftsmanship.We know Okna Windows are built to last and will keep your home looking beautiful and your family comfortable for years to come.

For replacement windows, air infiltration (or, Air Leakage) refers to the amount of outside air that can sneak in through tiny gaps or openings in the newly installed windows. Minimizing Air Infiltration helps make your windows more energy efficient by keeping the air you pay to heat or cool… In.  Plus, unlike solar coatings, tight windows improve your energy efficiency 24 hours a day!  One of the main reasons we primarily recommend Okna windows is that they were specifically designed to be air tight.  The Okna EnviroStar Double Hung has an Air Infiltration of .01! That's the best rating on the market!

Design pressure refers to the amount of external pressure that windows are designed to withstand without compromising their structural integrity. It is a measure of the window's ability to resist forces such as wind, water, and other environmental factors.  Okna Windows have some of the highest DP ratings available for residential replacement windows

Okna Windows are renowned for their exceptional appearance. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these windows exude elegance and style. Their sleek profiles and clean lines give them a timeless appeal that can enhance the aesthetic of any home. Okna offers a wide range of design options, allowing homeowners to choose from various styles, finishes, and colors to match their unique preferences and architectural requirements. The quality craftsmanship and precision manufacturing of Okna Windows result in a flawless finish that exudes sophistication.

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