Casement Windows can be found in many pre-existing buildings across the country. This style of window is hinged at the side and swings outwards when opened. This window is unlike a single hung window, which is opened vertically and an awning window that opens via hinge at the top. Casement windows offer a view of the outdoors and only require the turning of a handle to open and close.
There are many benefits that come along with casement windows. For example, they are open of the only windows that can be completely opened. A single hung window is only ever half open, but a casement window, when opened provides more space for air to enter the building. Casement windows work especially well in buildings that need cross ventilation. Since these windows can be completely opened, they increase air flow throughout an entire room.
Casement windows also have virtually no obstructions of view. The framing of the window goes around the outside of the glass. There aren’t’ any wood beams throughout the middle of the window or anything like that, found often in single or double hung windows. Therefore, when you look out a casement window, you see everything without interference. Note that casement windows are very popular for lake and vacation properties with eye-catching views and landscapes.
In addition, casement windows are a great choice for windows that are hard to reach or in awkward places in a room. If a traditional window exists behind a sink, it can be difficult to open. You would need to lean over, use both hands and have pretty strong upper body strength. However, if a casement window exists behind your kitchen sink, you simply need to turn the handle and crank the window open and closed. This is very easy and convenient for all ages.
Last, but certainly not least, casement windows provide increased security against burglars. Casement windows can only be opened from the inside. And, even when this window it open, there is a somewhat narrow space for someone to enter through, too small for most adults. Also, the locks used to keep casement windows shut are hooked-shaped and very difficult to manipulate or break entirely.
There are three types of casement windows available on the market today. Single frame casement windows are most standard. They feature a single frame, and panels of glass separated by strips of wood that allow the window to be opened inward or outward. There are also double casement windows, which have two hinged windows that are attached at the middle. Both these styles of casement windows use a crank to open and shut. Push-out casement windows utilize a handle instead of a traditional crank, but are available in single frame and double models.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions about casement windows. These can be a great additional to a home or office and we would love to discuss with you the benefits they bring each time they are installed and used.