Casement Window Services for Grand Rapids, MI
Need a casement window replacement or installation for your Western Michigan home? Our Grand Rapids window contractors have you covered. We’ll help you pick out the right size and design to match your home’s existing aesthetic.
- Replacement: When your casement window is old or stops working properly, it may be time for a replacement. Contact us today to choose from 20+ styles and color options.
- Installation: No new kitchen or bathroom is complete without a casement window! We’ll work with your existing contractor to install your windows quickly.
Note: At this time, we do not offer window repair.
What are Casement Windows?
Casement windows (or crank windows) are hinged on one side and open outward to the left or right. They’re ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, or other places where maximum airflow is desired.
When you open a casement window, the sash is lifted away from the frame, with only one thin side keeping it attached to the house. Removing the sash entirely is the only other option for achieving a more fully open window.
Advantages of Casement Windows vs Other Windows
Casement windows are the ideal hybrid between fixed windows and sliding sash windows. You’ll enjoy a clear, unobstructed view and have the ability to fully open the window. Other windows have at least one strip dividing the window. A casement window is the only type of window available on the regular consumer market that fully opens.
Hinged and opens outwards with a crank
Excellent - allows for full opening and control over airflow
Good - tight seal when closed
Good - multi-point locking system
Easy - easy to clean and maintain
Popular Style of Casement Windows in Michigan
- Traditional Casement Windows: Featuring a classic design, this window has a single sash and opens outward using a crank handle. This type is typically made with wooden frames and is a popular choice for historical and traditional homes.
- French Casement Windows: Also known as double casement windows, French casement windows feature two sashes and open outward from the center. There is no center post. This style provides a wide opening and unobstructed views. You’ll often find this style in cottage or country-style homes.
- Push-Out Casement Windows: These windows operate similarly to traditional casement windows, but instead of a crank handle, they are opened by pushing them out. They offer a classic look with a modern twist and are often used in contemporary or modern homes.
- Awning Casement Windows: Awning casement windows open from the bottom, and are hinged at the top. They offer ventilation while still providing some protection from the rain. They are often used in contemporary or modern homes and work well in bathrooms or basements.
- Hopper Casement Windows: Hopper casement windows are similar to awning windows, but they open from the top and are hinged at the bottom. They are often used in basements, where they provide natural light and ventilation while still maintaining privacy.
- Top Hung Casement Windows: These windows are hinged at the top and open outwards from the bottom. You’ll often find this style in modern and contemporary homes. They provide a sleek and minimalistic look and work well in areas where there is limited space.
Casement Windows from the Industry’s Top Brands
We proudly install both Pella and Marvin casement windows in a wide variety of styles and designs. Pella offers wood, fiberglass and vinyl models while Marvin offers clad wood and aluminum.
How much do casement windows cost?
On average, casement windows cost between $1,000 - $1,630. There are a lot of variables that go into this, including the type, size and brand of the window.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a left vs. right venting casement window?
Viewing from outside the home, a left-venting casement window has hinges on the left side. From inside the home, the hinges are on the right side. Viewing from outside the home, a right-venting casement window has hinges on the right side. From inside the home, the hinges are on the left side.
Where should I install a casement window?
Casement windows are easy to operate and suitable for hard-to-reach areas like over a kitchen sink or bathtub. Casement windows are also popular in bedrooms, living rooms and home offices.
What are the different types of casement windows?
There are different types of casement windows, such as single casement, double casement, and French casement, which have multiple panes of glass.
How do casement windows open?
Casement windows have hinges on the left or right side. This design allows them to swing open, using a crank or Pella’s patent-pending Easy-Slide Operator.
How do I choose the right size casement window for my home or building?
The size of the casement window should be determined by the size of the opening and the desired amount of light and ventilation. It is best to consult a professional window installer to ensure proper measurement and installation.