Which Way Should My Casement Windows Open?

Casement windows have gained in popularity because of their style, versatility and convenient mechanism, which make them perfect for any location in your home. Regardless of where you decide to install them, they can maximize natural lighting and ventilation for the room. 

Which Way Should My Casement Windows Open?

Determining which way these windows should open can sometimes be confusing. Fortunately, this guide will help familiarize you with some basic rules. 

Hinge Location

Visualize your casement from the outside. From the Curb Left (FCL) windows have hinges positioned on the left, so they will open toward the left. From the Curb Right (FCR) windows have hinges on the right, so they will open toward the right. If two casement windows will be installed side by side, it’s best to have one FCL window and one FCR window so that the casements will open like a double door. This is also ideal for maximizing ventilation in the room.

Aesthetic Considerations

For most designers, casement windows look better if the hinged side is closer to the corner of the room. This allows the windows to open toward the center of the space.

Ventilation Control

To make the most of cross breezes, you should position FCR and FCL windows on opposite sides of the room. This way, the windows can effectively catch breezes and promote better air circulation throughout your home.

Dominant Hand 

The position of the crank should match your dominant hand so you’ll have an easier time opening the windows. So, if you’re right-handed, the crank should be on the right. And if you’re left-handed, the crank should be on the left. 

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