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Which Direction Should My Casement Windows Open?

Casement windows are ideal for areas in your home that are difficult to reach. That is why this type of window is commonly installed over the kitchen sink and other such areas. It’s important to note that casement windows can be made to pivot left to right or right to left. In this post, we share some tips on deciding which way your casement windows should open.

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Casement windows are great for ensuring proper cross breezes in your home, especially if you have them on different sides of a room. Make sure your left-handed window and right-handed window are located on opposite sides of your home so that fresh air is blown toward the other window more effectively. Overall, this orientation would help improve ventilation in your home.


Casement windows are aesthetically appealing on their own. But to ensure the best look for these windows, it’s recommended to have the hinged side close to the center of the room. This enables casement windows to open towards the middle of the room and create a more pleasant appearance.

Your Dominant Hand

Make sure the direction of your casement windows matches your dominant hand. Right-handed windows, which have the hinges on the right and the locking mechanism on the left, are ideal for right-handed people. Meanwhile, left-handed windows, which have the hinges on the left and the locking mechanism on the right, are better for left-handed people.

Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco provides a range of windows and doors to suit various styles and needs. We take the time to listen to our clients so that we can provide them with the best service and ensure customer satisfaction. Call us at (510) 263-3210, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in San Francisco and the surrounding communities.


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