Hinge/Crank

Hinge/Crank

There are many window types available at Landmark Home Solutions. Popular window types include casement or awning style. In order for each style to operate they need an advanced opening and closing system in place that runs on hinges and cranks.

What are hinges and cranks?

A hinge is a joint or mechanism that allows a window to open and close. Hinges on a window ensure that it opens and closes with ease. Windows with hinges are generally opened with a crank. A crank is a lever that is fashioned at hand height or at the bottom of the window that lets you open and close it.

Cranks and hinges are also used to keep the window locked in place when it’s opened to make sure it doesn’t move on windy days. Awnings and casement windows utilize the hinge and crank system and are stylish options for any homeowner.

What are awnings?

Awning windows are able to open outwards creating a small canopy over the side of a building. They are able to remain open when it rains because their design prevents rain from entering the house. Awning windows can be placed above or below other windows to increase airflow into the home and they use the hinge/crank system to open and close. They’re also great for getting natural light into any room and like any of our products, are durable, customizable and energy efficient.

What are casement windows?

Casement windows, like awnings, operate with the hinge/crank system. They are hinged at the side whereas awnings are hinged at the top. Casement windows generally open outwards and are also good at managing airflow. They can be customized, are made of durable materials, increase energy efficiency and allow natural light to illuminate the room they’re placed in.

Do these type of windows offer excellent ventilation?

We all know how harsh Ontario’s summers can be. One day it’s rainy and humid while the next it’s 35 degrees celsius with the sun beating down and no breeze. Hinge/crank casement or awning windows are perfect for the summer as they create natural ventilation.

Because they are designed to open outward – they can be opened to allow for a direct breeze to enter your space. Instead of spending money to cool your home with an expensive central air or wall air conditioning unit, let us install custom hinge windows in your home. You can also reduce your heating costs in the winter since our products are designed to keep hot air in during the colder months. You won’t lose heat through our custom vinyl windows and stay warm and cozy while those lake-effect storms rage on outside.

For more information about the right hinge/crank system for your windows contact us. Let Landmark Home Solutions provide your home with gorgeous new vinyl windows that are made to fit any space.

Casement

Widely used around the globe, casement windows generally contain an operating sash, which is side-hinged and designed to move the window outwards.

One of the reasons they’re so popular in the current marketplace is that casement windows are very flexible, and can be used for a range of applications around the home. The majority of casement window models are operated via a crank system, and those not operated by a crank are often referred to as “push-out” windows on the marketplace. Homeowners often find that casement windows provide exceptional ventilation as they can be opened a full 90-degrees within their frame.

Specification

Function Opens outside with a crank
Most Common use most commonly used-can be used and combined with any style
Max Size 38 X 80-regular glazed ,28 X 66- triple glazed
Min Size 12X20- regular & triple glazed
Compatible Glass Packages Power Source, Cash Back, Power Max
Special Glass options Yes – 4 options 1. Rain 2. Acidetched 3. Stippolute 4. gluechip
Inside Colour- take out real wood interior/oak -heavy lead time on that
Outside Colours Custom and Standard
Capping Colours Standard- many options available
Features Included 1. Multipoint lock

2.collapsible handles

3.ROTO hardware

Compatible Frame Options Basic,foam Insulated, and Solid (Not available yet)
Premium Spring loaded Better view screen. Yes
Grill available Yes
Built In Ontario
Lead Time 4 to 8 week, depending on options selected
Other Options Hardware available in Black, Brush nickel, Oil rub bronze and Antic bronze. Standart white
Frame Material 100% Canadian Virgin Vinyl

Awnings

Awnings windows are similar to casement windows. However, their sash is hinged to the top of the window frame. This style of construction means that awning windows can be left open in light rain without allowing moisture into the home environment.

The vast majority of the awning windows on the marketplace are wider than they are tall, allowing them to provide a home space with a greater level of ventilation as the entire sash opens. Awning windows are often placed above or below other windows to provide increased ventilation, and are one of the best options for letting natural light into the home.

Specification

Function Opens with a crank and opens up.
Most Common use bathroom/ basement
Max Size 48″ X 36″ Regular and triple glazed
Min Size 20″ X 16″ regular & triple glazed
Compatible Glass Packages Power Source, Cash Back, Power Max
Special Glass options 1. Rain2. Acidetched
3. Stippolute
4. gluechip
Inside Colour- take out N/A
Outside Colours Custom and Standard
Capping Colours standard – many options
Features Included 1.Multipoint locks

2.Collapsible handle

3.ROTO hardware

Compatible Frame Options Basic, Foam Insulated and Solid (Not available yet)
Premium Spring loaded Better view screen. yes
Grill available yes
Built In Ontario
Lead Time 4 to 8 week, depending on options selected
Other Options Hardware available in Black,Brush nickel,Oil rub bronze, Antic bronze,Standard- white
Frame Material 100% Canadian Virgin Vinyl

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