Crankless Casement Windows: A Modern Twist on a Classic Design

Crankless casement windows are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and designers alike. These innovative windows offer a contemporary twist on the classic casement design, providing a fresh and stylish alternative to traditional window styles. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of crankless casement windows, exploring their benefits, how they work, and how they can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your home. So, let's embark on this journey to discover why crankless casement windows are the perfect addition to your modern home.

The Evolution of Casement Windows

Casement windows have been around for centuries, providing ventilation, natural light, and an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Traditionally, these windows were operated using a crank handle, which allowed the window to swing open like a door. While this design has its charm, it also has its limitations, particularly when it comes to ease of use and maintenance.

Enter the crankless casement window. This innovative design eliminates the need for a crank handle, resulting in a sleeker, more streamlined appearance. Instead of a crank, these windows rely on friction hinges or other advanced hardware systems to open and close. This not only enhances the window's aesthetics but also improves its functionality, making it easier to operate and maintain.

The Benefits of Crankless Casement Windows

There are several advantages to choosing crankless casement windows for your home. Let's explore some of the most notable benefits:

1. Improved Aesthetics: One of the most significant advantages of crankless casement windows is their sleek, modern appearance. By removing the crank handle, these windows offer a clean, uncluttered look that complements contemporary home designs. Plus, with a variety of frame materials and finishes available, you can easily customize your crankless casement windows to suit your home's style.

2. Ease of Use: Crankless casement windows are incredibly user-friendly. With no crank handle to turn, these windows can be easily opened and closed with just a gentle push or pull. This makes them an excellent option for homeowners of all ages and abilities, particularly those with mobility or dexterity issues.

3. Enhanced Security: Crankless casement windows often feature advanced locking systems that provide increased security compared to traditional casement windows. With multi-point locking mechanisms and robust construction, these windows can help protect your home against break-ins and intruders.

4. Energy Efficiency: Like traditional casement windows, crankless casement windows provide excellent energy efficiency. Their tight seal helps prevent drafts and air leakage, keeping your home comfortable and reducing your energy bills. Plus, many crankless casement windows are available with double or triple glazing, further enhancing their energy-saving capabilities.

5. Easy Maintenance: Crankless casement windows are designed for easy maintenance. With no crank mechanism to clean or lubricate, these windows require less upkeep than their traditional counterparts. Additionally, many crankless casement windows feature removable sashes, making it simple to clean the glass and maintain the window's hardware.

Crankless Casement Windows in Action

Now that we've explored the benefits of crankless casement windows, let's look at some real-life examples of how these windows can enhance your home:

Maximizing Natural Light: Crankless casement windows can be installed in large sizes, allowing for an abundance of natural light to flood your home. This can create a bright, airy atmosphere and help reduce your reliance on artificial lighting.

Creating a Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Connection: With their unobstructed views and easy operation, crankless casement windows can help create a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. By opening your windows wide, you can enjoy fresh air and an expanded sense of space, perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing at home.

Enhancing Architectural Features: Crankless casement windows can be used to accentuate your home's architectural features, such as gables, dormers, or bay windows. By choosing a complementary frame material and finish, you can create a cohesive, visually appealing design.

Choosing the Right Crankless Casement Windows for Your Home

When selecting crankless casement windows for your home, there are several factors to consider, including:

Frame Material: Crankless casement windows are available in a variety of frame materials, including wood, aluminum, and vinyl. Each material has its advantages and drawbacks, so it's essential to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

Glazing Options: As mentioned earlier, crankless casement windows can be fitted with double or triple glazing to improve their energy efficiency. Consider your home's climate and insulation needs when selecting the appropriate glazing option.

Hardware and Accessories: Crankless casement windows can be customized with a range of hardware and accessories, such as decorative grilles, insect screens, and window treatments. These options can help you create a personalized look that complements your home's style.

In conclusion, crankless casement windows offer a modern, stylish alternative to traditional casement windows. With their sleek design, ease of use, and numerous benefits, these windows are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to enhance their home's aesthetics and functionality. By considering your home's specific needs and preferences, you can select the perfect crankless casement windows to transform your living space.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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This newly built private house is in Sydney, Australia. The area occupied by the fenestration system in our scheduled design drawings was up to more than 110 square meters. A wide range of design details made the perfect mix of modern aesthetics and traditional sophistication, the simulated vertical hung windows with tilt & turn opening systems in this home are absolutely breathtaking. SDLS (Simulated Divided Lites with Spacer Bar) brings some historical vintage feeling to the whole building without losing any energy saving performance. Long narrow fixed windows creating larger-than-life expenses, coupled with German high-end systems made this project stand out from the rest.

Simulated Hung Window with Tilt & Turn Openings

The client's idea was to maintain a certain vintage feel, and our aim was to meet the energy efficiency needs and standards of modern houses as much as possible while maintaining a retro design. Doorwin’s 61S simulated hung windows with tilt & turn openings is a respectful modernization of a classic architectural masterwork.

Why choose the tilt and turn opening method?

Because it generally has better air seals than sliding, single hung, or double hung window frames. Tilt and turn windows form a complete seal when fully closed, this means they are less prone to water leakage, and cold draughts and you’ll keep more of your heating indoors where it belongs. They can be opened in the upper tilt way to ventilate at a minimum opening status and are easy to clean outside of the glass; when there’s a good day, they can be opened as normal inward casement windows.

Large Energy Efficient Fixed Windows

Our well-crafted bespoke systems enhance the functionality and panoramic view of this modern house.

Huge, fixed glass walls up to seven meters long and two meters high bring great lighting and open views, making it really refreshing to the mind. Five meters high long narrow windows give the whole building a contemporary aesthetic.

Every window’s placement and shape not only add to the uniqueness of this home but also provide a more energy-saving ability for the owners.

Doorwin energy-efficient integrated glazing units feature double-pane glass, warm-edge spacers, argon gas fill, Low-E coatings, and fully tempered glass, they can not only create a comfortable and natural indoor environment but also save electricity bills and heating bills of more than 100 USD for the owner, it’s a real bargain compared to choosing a regular glazing set.

Custom Designed Thermal Break Aluminum Entry Door

Aluminum Door offered an air of uniqueness and elegance to a home. With their luxurious patterns and beautiful finishes, it provides this house with a bounty of aesthetics and security. Aluminum entry doors allow you to resist any weather extremes, corrosion, and pests. So aluminum is one of the most resilient and durable materials you can select for front doors considering the price/performance ratio.

With pieces of double panes, and Low-E tempered glass. The door provides a good insulation performance.

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Divided lite windows and doors offer unique architectural solutions for buildings without compromising energy efficiency or aesthetics. Doorwin provides multiple muntin and glass options to customize your divided lite windows and doors. Further customization is available with a variety of colors and materials, creating an infinite number of design combinations to best suit your style.

In this project, we use SDLS (simulated divided lites with spacer bars), these bars permanently adhere to both sides of the glass, and spacer bars are installed between the glass, this is the most energy-efficient way to create the look of classical décor grilles. The windows in the bathroom bedroom and study have an Arch Transom Design, making these rooms, which are often used by the owner, have some traditional aesthetics.

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German Imported Hardware System

For windows and doors, hardware is as important as the engine is to the car. The continuous technological innovation of the European hardware industry has strongly promoted the performance improvement and functional innovation of windows and doors. In this project, Doorwin uses Hoppe™ multi-point locks, hinges, and handles from Germany.

Multi-point lock systems provide not only the burglar-resistance but also a tighter compression seam, making the window keeps good energy-efficient performance. Together with Technoform Bautec’s insulation edge bond and sealant strips, these make up our products' top insulation and energy-saving performance.

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We have several international patents to reduce clients’ labor costs, such as our unique flanges and assembly type tubular design, which is different from the other products on the market. What sets us apart among Chinese counterpart is that all our products are equipped with nail fin structures for quick and easy installation. Labor costs during installation may exceed of the window and door price, therefore, our exclusive patent allows users to not only get a significant increase in installation efficiency, but also greatly reduce the labor cost of window and door installation. A cost that may bring you unexpected savings that far exceed the price difference you may care about now.

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With our own expertise, we provided the no-cost design development and contract documentation with CAD & BIM drawings, including elevation, details about the project, and installation help.

Before production, we will provide accurate sample drawings, which will clearly show the cross-sectional pattern, size, opening method and direction, pattern of the warm spacer, and the installation nodes. We will not go into production until you have signed off on the drawing to ensure that you receive a final product that meets the exact requirements of your project.

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Doorwin's professional packing system guarantees all products are delivered safely and without any damage. We apply a four-point packing system. Firstly, adhesive plastic film is applied on interior wood frames and exterior aluminum frames to avoid scratches on the surface. Then, a paper board is applied after we apply air bubble film surrounding the whole windows/ doors to avoid any destruction or clash. Lastly, we place them into a durable non-fumigation plywood crate to avoid any possible damage during transportation.

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Doorwin is one of the most professional window & door manufacturers are known for its great customized products. In Doorwin, a variety of colors, styles, and sizes of products are available to meet the client’s unique requirements. We own three ISO9000-certified modern factories in China. With a factory area of 20,000 m2 and a production capacity of 100,000 m2 per year. Doorwin Group has the scale to ensure timely delivery and the flexibility to reduce manufacturing lead times to as short as 18 days.