What is the difference between casement and sliding window?

18 Aug 2023 4 minutes read


Windows can not only be used to view the outside scenery, but also improve our quality of life. There are many types of windows, among which casement windows and sliding windows are the most common ones. What is the difference between a casement window and a sliding window? So what is a casement window?

What is the difference between casement windows and sliding windows?

1. Different opening methods

Sliding windows are opened to both sides, and can only be opened halfway at most, and there must be more than two. The casement window can be opened in multiple directions up, down, left, and right, and can be opened up to 100%.

2. The appearance is different

In appearance, the difference between casement windows and sliding windows is mainly in the matching with the overall style of the building. Casement windows can be made into any line of facade effect because of the greater flexibility of the division.

For large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows, the opening fan only occupies a small part of the entire window, so it is more suitable for high-end real estate with stricter requirements on the overall effect of the building, especially in line with the large-scale, spacious, bright, and open pursuit of architects. A building with good transparency and smooth appearance.

Sliding windows can only be horizontally pushed and pulled, so they are difficult to match with the fixed glass of large divisions. They are generally more suitable for open factories or rural family buildings with clear horizontal and vertical lines.

3. Production process

In terms of processing and manufacturing, sliding windows are generally simple in structure and have no special requirements for equipment, so they are processed in a small workshop with a small electric saw;

Because casement windows are connected by thick aluminum alloy angle pieces at 45 degrees, a better “corner hitting machine” and “double-head cutting saw king” are needed to make excellent aluminum casement windows.

4. Warm-keeping effect

In terms of thermal insulation performance, casement windows on the market generally use sealing tapes for sealing, while sliding windows generally use tops for sealing, and the sealing effect of rubber strips is generally better than tops sealing.

Two-point locks or sky-earth locks are used to lock and seal the opening fan of the casement window, and the sealing effect is better.

The sliding windows are generally locked by hook locks or latch locks, and the sealing effect is not ideal.

5. Performance

In terms of the three performances of doors and windows (wind pressure resistance, water tightness, and air tightness). Casement windows are generally better than sliding windows.

Casement windows are generally better than sliding windows in three aspects. This is why most high-end commercial and residential buildings choose to use casement windows.


What is a casement window?

Simply put, the casement window is the name of a window installed on a residential house.

Generally, the sash of a casement window moves along a certain horizontal direction, so people call it a casement window.

Casement windows are generally divided into two types: push-pull or top-hung. The structure of casement windows is very simple, and the opening and closing are very easy and convenient.

Therefore, custom casement windows are very popular among consumers.

Summary: This is the relevant content about what is a casement window and what is the difference between a casement window and a sliding window. Finally, I hope this article can help you.

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