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42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screens

Posted by olivertwist (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 5:57

Looking for a 42" wide window to go over the sink.
I was thinking casement window would be easiest to open.
I don't want double-hung (too hard to open there), and I don't want double casements because I don't like the bar in the middle that will separate them.

I am having trouble determining if anyone actually makes a casement window quite that wide. Anyone know?

Or if no casement window exists that large, should I look at other styles? DH said he didn't like awning, but not sure why.

Also, I think the screen on the inside may make me crazy. I know a few here have the Marvin retractable screens. Thoughts on those screens?


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

We just installed Eagle 40" casements although not over a window. After size 36" they have to use a piano hinge on the exterior. At first I didn't think that would look right but it really isn't even noticeable as these are a triple casement - effectively a 10' window so your eye is on the glass. This window is in the back corner of the house anyway. I didn't like the Eagle retractable screens as they require a header that takes away from the glass space. Marvin's are much nicer but out of our price range. We did upgrade to the Eagle "tru screen" though.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

Note - I think Marvin makes a large casement without the piano hinge.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

Our kitchen casement window (Windsor Pinnacle series) is only 32", but I'll comment on the retractable screen. It's wonderful! The housing for it does block some window space at the top, but it doesn't bother me. So worth that to have an unobstructed, clear view in the rest of the window when the screen is up.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

We used a 55" outswing French casement from Marvin. It is a two-piece window, but the "French" means that there is no permanent stile in the middle. (Obviously, there is a post there when the window is closed.)

From their catalog: Wood French Casement units feature two (2) sashes, that when open there is no mull post in the middle.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

Oh, another thing or two. Marvin makes their one-sash casement windows up to 40" as a standard piece. Also, our size was custom, and it really did not cost any more than a standard size.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

This sounds like just the situation our glider windows is made for.

http://www.marvin.com/windows/sliding-windows/

John Kirchner
Marvin Windows and Doors

Here is a link that might be useful: Marvin's Ultimate Glider Window


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

I thought about a sliding window, but I really don't want to see the lines at all.

So what are my options if I don't want to see the lines (just one big pane) AND I don't want a screen on the inside AND I don't want a casement? I don't want a picture window - it has to be open at least somewhat.


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

Maybe the venting picture window is what you're after: http://www.marvin.com/windows/venting-picture-windows/

It opens enough to provide airflow, but it isn't obtrusive on the outside like an awning window can be.

Here is a link that might be useful: Marvin Ultimate Venting Picture Window


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

to Angie_DIY, could you please tell me the cost of your window. I am in the market for windows too, and I really like Marvin windows. My kitchen window is 60" wide and it sits on the counter right now. Really like french casement window idea. Do you have any pictures? thank you for sharing


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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

Hi, Seattle,

It cost about $1300 from Marvin (not including installation). Here is a photo:
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RE: 42 inch casement window over sink and also retractable screen

So what are my options if I don't want to see the lines (just one big pane) AND I don't want a screen on the inside AND I don't want a casement? I don't want a picture window - it has to be open at least somewhat

That was exactly my predicament when choosing my three kitchen windows. I hate interior screens and didn't want my windows cut in half by the framing. For the 24" windows flanking the range, I ended up choosing picture windows that do not open. They are very pretty, squeeze out every bit of room for glass, and have nice open, clean lines. For my 6' window over the cleanup sink, I choose a triple pane window with a fixed panel middle and sideways sliding smaller panels on the side. Not ideal but better than most options. My old kitchen had a 45" window that slide sideways.

In short, you're going to have to compromise something from your wish/want list. Sucks. Although, there is the casement in-swinging option. But then you have the window opening into your faucet.

This post was edited by breezygirl on Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 19:32


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