Cremone bolt windows are, without a doubt, the type of window that best recaptures the historical charm of older buildings. Also known as vintage windows, cremone bolt windows take their name from the city of Cremona, Italy, where they were invented. Their uniqueness lies in the metal mechanism, a latch situated in the middle of the window, which opens the two tongue-and-groove panes toward the inside. Also called a French casement window, this type of window can be manufactured from various materials, including wood and PVC. Cremone bolt windows can be paired with a transom window or fanlight for increased luminosity. They come in a variety of colors and sizes to complement the style of the home or to suit the homeowners’ tastes.
Cremone bolt windows: old-fashioned charm
Cremone bolt windows are generally used to recapture the traditional style of older homes and properties, like many of those in the Westmount, Old Montreal and Old Quebec areas of Montreal. Their design is also perfectly suited to the French architecture found in certain homes. Therefore, they’re an ideal choice for preserving the historical style of a home or property.
The mechanism employed in this type of window is very easy to use and allows optimal air circulation, given that the two panes open completely. Outfitted with weather-stripping and double panes, the cremone bolt windows at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun have been designed to offer the best insulation and soundproofing in the market for this type of window.
The advantages of a cremone bolt window
- Traditional charm
- Ease of use
- Optimal circulation
Portes et Fenêtres Verdun is a specialist in historical renovations in Greater Montreal. In fact, thanks to our vast knowledge of original window mechanisms and current heritage requirements, it’s possible for us to determine which products and services you’ll need for your renovation project. As specialists in historical renovations, we have extensive experience in projects with cremone bolt windows, architectural windows and stained-glass windows, whether original or inspired by the era of your home, in addition to our knowledge of specific materials—like wood or a wood-aluminum hybrid—to help preserve the historical charm of your property.