In-Swing vs. Out-Swing Casement Windows

Is it time to replace your old, drafty windows? Summer is quickly approaching and when the warm weather is here for good, you’re going to want energy-efficient windows. Old, inefficient windows not only compromise your overall comfort but can also cause your energy bills to skyrocket.

If you need new windows for your home, you have a lot of options to choose from—double-hung, bay, slider, casement, etc. Casement windows are one of the most popular choices for replacement windows.

About Casement Windows

Single-sash windows that are hinged on one side, casement windows are very energy-efficient due to the tight seal created between the sash and the frame. There are two types of casement windows: in-swing and out-swing.

In-Swing Casement Windows

French-style in-swing casement windows open inwards, as the name suggests. This makes them extremely easy to clean! But the benefits in-swing casement windows offer extend beyond this! They:

  • Are energy-efficient
  • Are safe and secure
  • Offer exceptional thermal performance
  • Complement any home

Out-Swing Casement Windows

Traditional out-swing casement windows are identical to in-swing casement windows—but they swing out towards the exterior of your home when they open. Out-swing casement windows offer the same benefits as in-swing casement windows, including high energy efficiency and thermal performance, security, and universal appeal.

In-Swing Casement Windows vs. Out-Swing Casement Windows

No matter which type of casement window you’re interested in, you’ll get to enjoy all the benefits and have peace of mind knowing you chose a great window style for your home. The only difference between the two types of windows is the way they open!

Shanco installs high-quality windows from top manufacturers in the industry and can help you with your window replacement project. If you live in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia and are interested in installing new casement windows, contact us today!



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