Casement Windows and Sliding Windows which one is your types?

As the most popular windows types, aluminum windows have attracted much attention because it’s unique advantages.

Nowadays, there are two types of windows widely used in our life. Aluminum casement windows and sliding windows.

However, people do not know much detail about those two types of windows, In this article, we are going to explain the difference between aluminum casement windows and sliding windows, introduce both of the advantages of casement windows and sliding windows, as well as the perfect type of window which can be suitable for your house.

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What is a casement window

The casement window as a traditional window type, the sash opened outward has good waterproof performance and saves more space when you opened it. However, it is easy to be damaged in heavy weather and requires high strength of hardware. The feature of the casement window also has a good sealing performance in which the sash can be fully opened and easy to ventilate.

Casement windows are generally used for ventilation in kitchens and bathrooms. Newer casement windows can have both side-windows and hanging windows which can be allowing bidirectional opening. The sash opened outward has good waterproof performance and does not take up indoor space when opened. However, it is easy to be damaged in heavy weather and requires high strength of hardware.

 Advantages of casement windows

1. Ventilation:

Because the inverted position is another way to open the casement window, the room will naturally circulate with the natural air, and the indoor air is fresh, while the possibility of rainwater entering the room is eliminated. The fresh air will undoubtedly create a comfortable living environment for people.

2. Security:

The linkage hardware arranged around the window sash and various functions of the handle for indoor operation are fixed on the window frame around the window sash when closed, so the security and anti-theft performance is excellent.

3. Easy to clean windows:

Simple operation, can turn the outside of the window sash into the room. Makes cleaning the outer surface of the window both convenient and safe.

4. Practicality:

It avoids occupying the indoor space when the internal opening window is opened, which is inconvenient for hanging curtains and installing lifting clothes rails.

5. Good sealing and thermal insulation performance:

Through multiple points of locking around the window sash, the sealing and thermal insulation effect of the windows and doors is guaranteed.

 What is a sliding window?

Sliding window mainly refers to the door and window which are vertically pushed left and right along the horizontal direction. It has not only left and right sliding, but also up and down sliding. Sliding windows have the advantage of not occupying indoor space, beautiful appearance, economical price, and better sealing. Adopt high-grade slide rail, push it gently to open flexibly.

Coupled with a large piece of glass, it not only increases the indoor lighting, but also improves the overall appearance of the building. The sash has a good stress state and is not easy to be damaged, but the ventilation area is limited. Advantages and disadvantages It can be opened in a plane, occupying less space, and easy to install screens. At present, the most used is the sliding window.

Advantage of sliding windows   

First, it will not take up indoor space:
This aluminum sliding window has one of its characteristics in the process of use, that is, it will not take up our indoor space during use. There is also a very good lighting effect, which can allow more indoor lighting, from the appearance of the overall shape is also very beautiful.

Second, the switch is flexible:
It is for this type of doors and windows that it is also very flexible in the process of use because it also uses high-end slide rails when completing its installation. Users only need to push gently when completing opening and closing. It is very flexible, and the force it receives during use is also It is very uniform and is not prone to damage

Third, the use range is wide:
In addition, for this type of doors and windows, it can be installed and used in a very wide range, it can be installed and used in some residential areas, can also be used in some public building facilities, It can also be used in many commercial places, etc. We can see it in many different places.

Difference between the casement window and sliding window

#1. The appearance is different. 

The difference between the casement window and sliding window is mainly the combination with the overall style of the building.

The casement window is more flexible because of its division. It makes a facade effect of any line, and for large-floor floor-to-ceiling windows, the opening fan only takes up a small part of the entire window, so it is more suitable for high-end real estate with strict requirements on the overall building effect; Because the fan opening can only be pushed horizontally, it is difficult to match the fixed glass of the large grid.

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#2. Prices

The casement window is slightly higher than the sliding window. The price of the ordinary casement aluminum alloy window is 200-350 yuan / square meter, and the price of a middle and high-grade window is above 460 yuan / square meter. Sliding windows are generally 150-200 yuan / square meter.

#3. Warming effect

In terms of thermal insulation performance, open casement windows on the market are generally sealed with sealing rubber strips, while sliding windows are generally sealed with wool tops. The sealing effect of rubber strips is generally better than wool tops. The opening fan of the casement window is mostly sealed with a two-point lock or a heaven and earth lock, and the sealing effect is better. The sliding window is generally locked by a hook lock or a touch lock, and its sealing effect is not ideal.

#4. Performance 

In terms of the three properties of doors and windows (wind pressure resistance, water tightness, air tightness), casement windows are generally better than sliding windows. The wind pressure resistance of doors and windows depends on the resistance moment of the main force-bearing members of the doors and windows.

usually, it’s the larger the section of the profile, the larger the resistance moment, but it is not completely proportional. The watertightness of doors and windows depends on the sealing effect of the opening part. Casement windows are generally sealed with rubber strips. In terms of airtightness, the opening fans of casement windows on the market are more commonly sealed with two-point locks or heaven and earth locks. Sliding window

#5. Manufacturing process

In terms of the manufacturing process, the sliding window is generally simple in structure and has no special requirements on the equipment, so it is processed by a small workshop with a small electric saw; the casement window is made by using a thick aluminum angle piece at 45 degrees.

Casement Windows and Sliding Windows which one is fit your house?

At present, the more popular and practical window types on the market are casement windows and sliding windows. Casement windows are hinged doors and windows that open inwardly or outwardly on the sides of doors and windows; sliding glass doors and windows mainly refer to windows and doors that are vertically pushed left and right along the horizontal direction.

A casement window is better than a sliding glass window in performance, but a sliding glass window is better than the casement window in processing and operation. Because of this reason, casement windows are widely used in urban high-end buildings such as commercial and residential buildings, office buildings, high-end residences, and villas, while sliding glass windows are widely used in low-end industrial buildings and rural houses. Compared with sealing, casement windows are better than sliding glass windows.



In fact, casement windows and sliding windows have their own advantages and disadvantages. For consumers, the most important thing is to choose according to their requirements.

Just like sliding windows are more suitable for small windowsills, and casement windows It occupies more area, so it is suitable for some larger spaces.

Whether it is a casement window or a sliding window, consumers have to choose according to the budget, and according to the real situation of their room, choose some doors and windows that are more suitable for the

Why choose Embre:

Embre is a professional high-quality aluminum windows and doors of high-end brands, the production base is located in China aluminum – Guangdong Foshan, a collection of R & D, design, production and sales of integrated services in one, after years of development, now windows and doors in the industry has become well-known brands.

Embre Doors and Windows focuses on the high-end customization of villa doors and windows. It takes high-end consumers with certain economic strength as the customer group. Since its establishment in 2014, it has been committed to the development and development of high-end aluminum alloy doors and windows. Embre doors and windows have excellent quality, exquisite workmanship, high-end positioning, and unique brand characteristics.

Embre Doors and Windows is a young team with vitality, impetus, and ability to resist pressure, and promotes the development of the company by feelings.

Embre doors and windows have very high-end technology in the process of production and processing, and can meet the different needs of consumers, can also provide targeted customized services for everyone, naturally can achieve better results in every detail .