Although common in Europe, steel inswing windows are used less in Western architecture. Inswing window OS2 construction details are very similar to our outswing windows. An inswing unit, while still a very water tight product, is not the first choice in high exposure areas. Inswings are more of a feature window which can be useful in situations where an outswing sash would be an inconvenience. For example, where there are exterior decks or restricted space in exterior light wells which can inhibit the use of outswing products. These windows can be used in combination with all other swing products to create unique configurations.
Inswing windows offer all of the same features as outswing windows with only a few design considerations. With steel inswing windows, the screens will need to be installed on the exterior of the building instead of on the inside. These windows limit the use of roll screen or pocketing screens. However, the inswing window opens into the room and is easier to access for cleaning of the glass. Typically steel inswing windows won’t blow in the wind so they don’t require stay arms at top and bottom. This also allows the window to open in past 90 degrees and may fold back to the wall depending on trim and casing detailing.
Our casement windows are fashioned with the user experience in mind. A simple lockbox with a bronze handle drives the modern concealed multi-point lock to open the windows with minimal effort.
You can group single casements, french pairs or mulled combinations of operable and fixed units. Profiles for inswing and their required hinge clearance do vary from the outswing profiles so trim and casing conditions will require slightly different consideration. Structural mullions are available for large openings. Minimal mullions are used whenever possible to keep the narrow breakup between glass panes.
For inswing casements we use the same narrow steel screen frame that would be used on an outswing window. However, the screen will most likely be a fixed installation in a top and bottom steel channel. Fixed screens will lift and pull out to remove for cleaning. All of our screen products have a patina finish to match the window.
See our drawings for more information on screens and mulled combinations or select a feature topic below for more information on all of our unique features.