Advantages of Using Hinged Windows

Find out everything about hinged windows. Knowing their pros and cons will help you decide if they're what you need.
Advantages of Using Hinged Windows

Last update: 08 April, 2021

Hinged windows have become an all-time favorite, instead of sliding windows. If you’re thinking about making a few changes around your house, we think you’d like to know more about this interesting window system.

This type of window offers many advantages, that we’ll tell you all about in this article. They’ll make your life easier in terms of airing and cleanliness. Would you like to know more?

A pivot-hung window is one type of hinged windows.

What are hinged windows?

Hinged windows are windows that are held by one or more hinges on the side. These hinges can be found on the top corners, on the bottom corners, or in the middle of the frame. They’re also known as casement windows because they can be opened sideways or vertically.

One of their main advantages is that they offer wide, total opening and a hermetic closure that’s resistant to temperature changes, and isolates outside noise.

Characteristics of this window system

If you don’t know what windows to get, maybe making a list of the pros and cons of this system would help you decide. Next, you’ll find the features and pros and cons of hinged windows.


This type of window system opens wide which means you can enjoy the view and air your home. As you can access both sides of the window, they’re easier to clean. Another advantage is that it’s the most used window system worldwide, which makes for competitive prices and easier repairs.

On the other hand, they offer great thermal insulation and noise control thanks to their snap closure, which gives electricity, heating, or air conditioning savings, as well. Your house will be warm during the winter and cool in the summer.


If you have a small apartment, these windows may not be the right choice for you, because you need to have a lot of space to open them. Also, bear in mind that there can’t be any furniture in their path.

These windows don’t come in large sizes, so if your windows are big, it’s better to choose something else.

A pair of hinged windows that open outwards.

Type of hinged windows

Depending on the type of opening, there are different types of anchoring which is what makes the window open one way or the other. It’s important that you know this so you can correctly choose the one that fits your home better.

Swing window

These are windows that have hinges vertically on their side. Their opening is horizontal, going outwards or inwards. It’s a very popular system because it can be double or single.

Dual-action windows

In this case, the hinges are on the horizontal part of the window. This allows them to open with a little tilt towards the outside or the inside. This creates an opening that’s great to air a room without fully opening the window.

Tilt-and-turn windows

These windows are a combination of the other two types of hinges. The hinges are located vertically and horizontally. These are very popular because you can play with the way you open your windows.

Sliding double windows are very popular and practical hinged windows.

More practical hinged windows

Pivot-hung window

Try to picture a revolving door. That’s how these windows work. The hinge is on the central axis of the window and the support, and it revolves around it.

Tiltable windows

These are just like a pivot window, but the axis is horizontal. They’re mostly seen on roofs and attics.

Projection windows

These types of practical hinged windows have an opening outwards and a pushing arm system that holds them on a 45° angle. These are mostly used in offices.

If you’d like to see how these windows look and calculate your budget around them, always consult an expert. It’s better to seek professional advice to avoid making any mistakes. A good window system will not only make your home look even better, but it will also help you save money.

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