Casement windows are attached to side-mounted hinges that allow them to be opened and closed like doors. Most models are opened and closed using a crank mechanism, although there are types that open with just an outward push.
Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island shares five reasons why casement windows might be a good choice for your home.
They Provide Excellent Ventilation
One advantage of casement windows over other types of windows is that the hinged design allows you to fully open them to maximize ventilation. Double-hung windows can only have the bottom half or top half open while sliding windows can only open on one side at a time.
They Let You Enjoy Clear Views
When fully opened, casement windows can give you unobstructed views. You can even enjoy the view from outside even when the window is closed for grille-less types encasement windows.
They Can Be Used in Different Configurations
Casement windows can be installed as a stand-alone window. They can also be put side by side with hinges on the opposite sides so that they open from the center like French doors. They can also be used in combination with a picture window. Grilles can also be added to make the windows look more traditional.
They Are Energy-Efficient
When closed, casement windows have an airtight seal. The energy-efficiency of this type of window can be further increased by combining it with Low-E glass.
They Are More Secure Compared to Other Windows
No windows are entirely foolproof. However, compared to other types of windows, it will be harder to break into a casement window. In a double-hung window, for example, once an intruder breaks the glass, it will be easy for him to open the latch, and then lift the window. But in a casement window, the crank will be difficult to turn from the hole of the broken glass.
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