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Which Way Should Casement Windows Open?

When it comes to window replacement, you’ll need to take in a lot of considerations, such as their style, design, price, durability, and mode of operation. One of the most popular window types present on the market today are casement windows. They feature a unique pivot operation, allowing it to be installed in spaces in your home that can pose a challenge for normal windows to be placed in. However, before installing them, you’ll need to decide which way you want them to open.

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma, the top distributor of casement and double hung windows, shares which way a casement window should open, plus some considerations.

Familiarize Yourself With Casement Windows

Understanding how a new window will work can help you determine the best fit for your needs. A casement window, for instance, can work with a left-hand crank, or a right-hand crank. Casement windows with a right-hand crank will open from left to right, and a left-hand crank will operate from right to left.

Are You a Lefty or a Righty?

Much like sliding windows, you’ll need to consider your dominant hand before installing a casement window. You’ll notice that you’ll have an easier time operating your windows if the crank is on the side of your dominant hand. For instance, if you’re a right-handed person, opt for a window with a right-hand crank.

Factor In Your Windows’ Looks

A casement window becomes a statement piece if the hinged section of the unit is near the center of the room. This makes all of the casement windows open towards the center of the space. Not to mention that casement windows are one of the most stylish options on the market, so choose the best one that’s right for your home’s architectural style.

Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of windows, including sliding and casement windows. To schedule a free consultation with our design experts, call us at (918) 921-9211 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City, as well as the communities surrounding OKC.


"Our new windows are absolutely wonderful! We were pleased with the entire process and the product and would recommend Renewal by Andersen to anyone."

Mike & Kathy, Edmond| OK
November 5

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