Casement and Awning windows have quite a bit in common. Both of these popular window styles are rectangular shaped and operate with a crank handle. So what exactly is the difference?

It’s quite simple: casement windows are vertically oriented windows that are either hinged from the left or right-hand side of the frame. Awning windows are horizontally oriented windows that are hinged along the top. Still unsure? Let’s look at some pictures:

A white vinyl awning window.
Awning windows.
Picture of three windows over a kitchen sink. One of the windows, a casement, is open.
Casement windows.

By now, you probably recognize these two window types, as they are commonly used in modern homes. You may even have a few in your own home.

Both these window types are excellent for adding ventilation and contemporary style to the home. If you have any questions about window styles, speak to your local JELD-WEN dealer.

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