February 2022

Ranking of outward opening aluminum windows 70 mm – which casement windows should you choose in 2022?

The ranking of aluminium casement windows was created to tell you which window system you should choose for your investment. You’ll find all the answers in this ranking.

Regardless of whether you are looking for the cheapest doors, the optimal quality / price ratio, or the best doors on the market. You will find a detailed overview of all categories later in this article.

Ranking of aluminium casement windows – what do we compare?

In the rankings of outward opening aluminum windows, we compare finished products.

We chose a set of 10 windows with the following dimensions:

  • 600×800 swing-top hung (2 pieces)
  • 700×1300 tilt-side hung (4 pieces)
  • 1200×1200 2-sash side hung + fixed post (1 piece)
  • 1000×1600 2-section, hinged sash at the top + fix bottom (1 piece)
  • 1800×1300 3-section, 2 sash tilt + fix in the middle (2 pieces)

The debesto.com analysis department has checked aluminium casement windows of the following brands for you and your clients: Aliplast, Aluprof, Cortizo, Yawal.

This time, we are adding an inward opening aluminum window of the same class. Our customers are choosing this solution more and more often. In the ranking, you can read about what convinced them! We suggest that this is not only a lower price.

For comparison, we chose one of the most frequently chosen colours of aluminium windows: RAL 9016 whithe.

All windows are standard equipped with:

  • 2 panes Ug = 1,1 with cold aluminium spacer
  • normal sill in white
  • the cheapest aluminium handles in white
  • mounting anchors
  • lowest possible fold (no extra charge)
  • hinges with easy clean (if available)

In a nutshell – by spending a few minutes reading our test of aluminium casement windows, you save several dozen hours of tedious valuations and comparisons. You can spend the time you save on handling new orders and developing your company.

Dear System Provider!

Your system is not in the ranking? Do you think it has the potential for a higher ranking?

We create our rankings to help develop our clients’ businesses. We reward the profiles that offer them the most practical benefits. That is why, apart from technical parameters, the suppliers of the finished product are equally important.

Recommend a manufacturer to us who utilizes a 100% of your system’s capabilities, sells it at an attractive price and provides substantive support, and we will be happy to put them in the next edition of the ranking!

Contact us: suppliers@debesto.com

Voytech Stanowski, CEO

Cortizo Casement 70mm is the winner of the ranking!

The Cortizo system wins in our ranking. It wins in all categories. This shows that in its class of windows, the Cortizo Casement 70mm system has left the competition far behind. How is that possible?

The lowest price of the set based on Cortizo Casement 70mm is the first advantage. You will pay 10% less than with the competition. Another advantage is the quality of this system and the precision of the prefabricator. The system is robust and also meets the British safety standards. It is equipped with special fittings, thanks to which the window is easy to clean.

To sum up, the Cortizo Casement 70mm system presents the best properties and quality. It also has the lowest price among windows in its class. This makes it the most cost effective system.

The cheapest aluminium outward opening aluminum windows.

Cortizo Casement 70mm are the cheapest aluminium casement windows. The test kit costs 4222 EUR.

Surprising first place in the ranking? Cortizo is a leading producer of aluminum profiles on the European market, and thanks to Cortizo Cor Vision PLUS, the company has also become a legend in the frameless segment.

Usually their products are associated with innovation and a premium shelf. It’s not any different now. The best information is that the Cortizo system also turns out to be the cheapest in the casement rate.

In this category, the lowest price and the highest quality go hand in hand.

Suggested alternative: Aluprof MB-70

This time, it’s hard to find an alternative product. The only sensible proposition may be an inward opening system. It gives better functional properties, higher thermal efficiency and is at least 15% cheaper.

When to consider casement systems from other manufacturers? It is only profitable when we have to buy a few windows for narrow rooms, e.g. to the attic, to our investment.

Otherwise or when you are looking for a lower price we recommend Cortizo Casement 70mm windows or inward opening windows, e.g. Aluprof MB-70.

The cheapest casement windows – TABLE

Window profilePrice [EUR]
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)3612
Cortizo Casement 70mm4222
Aliplast Imperial OUT4617
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)5009
Aluprof MB-70 Casement5832
Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD6393

How did the inward opening system come out?

In the price category, the Aluprof MB-70 set leads the pack being 15% cheaper than the winning set of casement windows.

The best aluminium casement windows – ranking 2022

The best aluminium casement window system is Cortizo Casement 70mm.

Cortizo Casement 70mm windows present the best performance properties. When choosing this system both you and your customer will feel utmost satisfaction with the purchase.

Cortizo receives his first prize for the shortest waiting time for a quote. When pricing time plays a big role and if you are counter-bidding, choose this system.

This stage of cooperation with the client is often emphasized by the companies that buy at debesto.com.

Another advantage is the fittings, thanks to which the window is easy to clean.

Cortizo Casement 70 mm is a system with the British security certificate. It is a guarantee that the windows are safe and meet the legal standards.

You can read more about the British construction law in the article about the FENSA Certificate.

Cortizo windows are an efficient system in terms of thermal insulation. In the case of casement windows, Uw = 1.8 is a really good result.

Suggested alternative

Again, it’s also very hard to find an alternative proposal. Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD is second in the table.

It is slightly warmer. The Uw lower by 0.1. However, it is much more expensive. A test kit based on Yawal costs 50% more.

The section may help to take a decision: The warmest aluminum casement windows -> based on the information contained therein, you can easily calculate whether the purchase of such a window pays off.

The best casement windows- TABLE

Window profileQuality (points)
Cortizo Casement 70mm14,5
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)14,5
Yawal TM74 HI Outward10
Aliplast Imperial OUT8,5
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)8,5
Aluprof MB-70 Casement7,5

How did the inward opening system come out?

In the quality category, the Aluprof MB-70 set is at the forefront. It obtained 14.5 points. the same as the set from Cortizo. However, it is slightly warmer. The inward opening system also has a 2-3 weeks shorter production time, which can be crucial in some cases.

Aluminium casement windows the best quality/price ratio.

In the comparison of aluminium windows outward opening in the “quality / price” category, Cortizo Casement 70mm turned out to be the best.

By winning the quality and price category, Cortizo has secured itself the leading position also in the quality / price category.

The Cortizo system is the most user-friendly (easy to clean), the cheapest, and also has the lowest frame and window fold.

Importantly, it is not a compromise, but a certain win in this category. It is rare to win by more than 1.5 points.

The second place for the Aliplast Imperial system is the result of a fairly good price and the average system capabilities.

It is not suitable for use by elderly people or people with health problems. Windows are not easy to clean, which significantly reduces the comfort of use.

The third place goes to Yawal, which presents the best thermal insulation parameters. However, the price of this system leaves much to be desired.

It is the most expensive of the presented systems. A very big disadvantage when choosing this system is also the ultra-long waiting time for the order completion of 13-15 weeks. Make sure to inform your client about it.

The best quality/ratio casement windows – TABLE

Window profileQuality/price ratio
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)3,74
Cortizo Casement 70mm3,43
Aliplast Imperial OUT1,84
Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD1,56
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)1,50
Aluprof MB-70 Casement1,46

How did the inward opening system come out?

The set with Aluprof MB-70 wins the quality / price category. The system not only offers a lower price than casement windows, but is easier to maintain and use, and has better thermal insulation parameters.

Aluminium casement windows with the lowest sash and frame fold.

There is only one winner of this ranking. Cortizo Casement 70mm with the lowest fold of 65 mm outclasses its rivals. No other casement system will provide your client’s rooms with this amount of light.

The second place goes to Aluprof MB-70 casement with a fold of 104 mm. This is a 60% higher system than in the case of Cortizo!

In this case, the compared Aluprof MB-70 system (opening to the center) is also far back with a fold that is 50% larger (93mm).

The lowest sash and frame fold of aluminium casement windows – TABLE

Window profileFolding height [mm]
Cortizo Casement 70mm65
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)93
Aluprof MB-70 Casement104
Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD106
Aliplast Imperial OUT115
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)124

The warmest aluminium casement windows is Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD

The warmest system among casement-type aluminum windows is YawalTM74HI OUTWARD. Looking at the energy-saving trend and the result of Uw = 1.7, the best result leaves much to be desired. Interestingly, this result is the same as in the case of the inward opening Aluprof MB-70, which is 70% cheaper.

The second place among casement windows is occupied by Cortizo Casement 70mm and Aliplast Imperial OUT. We have the result Uw = 1.8. See the graphic below. You can easily check that the choice of these systems is profitable.

At the end of the rating we have the Aluprof MB-70 Casement systems with Uw = 2.1 and Ponzio PE68HI (openings to the outside) Uw = 2.2, this is a very poor result causing much higher costs of heating / cooling rooms. You can choose these types of systems only in moderate climates, where there are no harsh winters and hot summers.

The warmest aluminium casement windows – TABLE

Window profileUw
Yawal TM74 HI Outward1.7
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)1.7
Cortizo Casement 70mm1.8
Aliplast Imperial OUT1.8
Aluprof MB-70 Casement2.1
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)2.2

How it is important in practice?

We checked how it can translate into real savings for your clients. There are many energy calculators available on the web – we used the one at www.oszczednydom.pl.

For the test set of windows with an area of approx. 20 m2, differences at the level of 0.01-0.05 bring savings of a dozen or so zlotys per year (!). From an economic point of view, this is not a significant difference. The money spent on a more expensive system with a Uw warmer of 0.05 will probably never pay off.

The situation is different if you have a tender requirement with a clearly defined heat transfer coefficient for the windows. Only for this need, we present a list of the warmest window systems with price and score.

Ranking of manufacturers – reliability of suppliers

All the window suppliers on our list represent a solid level of production and technical support.

Utilizing our experience, we assessed each system in the ranking of aluminium lift and slide windows in terms of the quality of the assembly plant of the finished product. Even the best system, assembled by a poor manufacturer, will be of mediocre quality. We considered two aspects:

  • Reliability and repeatability of the manufacturer – tells us about the reliability, perfection and stability of the supplier
  • Quality of service and after-sales support – with an assessment of what the supplier’s support looks like at the stage when the product has already left the production line.

Price quotation time.

Cortizo Casement 70mm is the best producer in terms of pricing. We can expect a valuation based on this system after 24 hours. Aluprof MB-70 windows that open inwards have the same result.

In the case of other systems, it is even 2-3 or even 4-5 working days. This is mainly due to the low sales of this type of windows in Poland. Usually, profiles for such a construction must be treated “separately”, due to their shortages in the storeroom.

Production time of outward opening aluminum windows.

Casement systems are very demanding when it comes to stock levels, as we have already mentioned above. This, of course, affects the time of production. We will wait 7-8 weeks for casements. Despite the fact that Cortizo Casement 70mm is produced a week longer, it is worth waiting for.

In the case of Yawala TM 74HI OUTWARD, the waiting time for production is very long (13-15 weeks). Take this into account when your customer would like to choose this system.

Window profileProduction time
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)5-6 weeks
Cortizo Casement 70 mm8-9 weeks
Aliplast Imperial OUT7-8 weeks
Aluprof MB-70 Casement7-8 weeks
Ponzio PE68HI (outward opening)7-8 weeks
Yawal TM74HI OUTWARD13-15 weeks
Production time – casement windows

How did the inward opening system come out?

Do you want to close the construction site quickly? Your client would like to enjoy their new home a few weeks earlier? When your client does not care about a lower frame and sash assembly, the Aluprof MB-70 will be an excellent alternative. Such a set of windows will arrive at the construction site 2-3 weeks earlier than casement windows.

Detailed comparison of aluminium casement windows (table)

Widow profileUwPrice [EUR]Price/m2 [EUR]QualityPrice/quality ratioFittingsEasy to cleanPrice quotation timeFolding height frame+sashs [mm]Production time [weeks]
Aluprof MB-70 (inward opening)1.73 61229314,54,01SIEGENIA TITAN AFYes2935-6
Cortizo Casement 70mm1.84 22234314,53,43STAC EVO SOFTYes3658-9
Aliplast Imperial OUT1.84 6173758,51,84FAPIMNo01157-8
Yawal TM74 HI Outward1.76 393534101,56MASTER ITALYNo010613-15
Ponzio PE68HI Casement2.25 0094077,51,50WINKHAUS ACTIVPILOTNo01247-8
Aluprof MB-70 Casement2.15 8324988,51,46FAPIMNo01047-8

Ranking of aluminium casement windows – methodology

In our comparison, we evaluate the quality of finished aluminium casement windows. The entire finished product and its quality include, among others:

  • quality of the windows system, its parameters and design possibilities
  • prefabricator (supplier) evaluation
  • the likelihood of a complaint
  • technical support at the sales stage and post-sales (including possible complaints)

Any ranking is subjective by nature. And so it is in this case. Its result is not only a collection of facts, but also feelings and experiences:

  • debesto customers
  • debesto
  • prefabricators
  • system providers

In summary, this ranking does not only show the technical, theoretical possibilities of system makers. The ranking is also not just about prefabrication.

Our ranking evaluates the quality of the casement windows as a complete, finished product along with its packaging, handling, service, logistics and the quality of pre- and after-sales support.

We rely on data provided by the manufacturer. If, as a system supplier, you see an error in the description of your products, remember that it was the manufacturers who prefabricate on your profiles that provided the data for this compilation.

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