Among the many custom built windows we offer, one of our favourites is casement windows. Casement windows are hinged at the side. To open them, you turn a crank and the window opens like a conventional door, but towards the outside. These can be installed anywhere in your home, but are most often installed over counters, appliances and sinks.
We would like to tell you about the pros and cons of casement windows so you can decide if they are the kind of window you would like.
Advantages of Casement Windows
Casement windows can be built in a plethora of designs, such as French, top down grill, pushout or a custom design that we can create for you. We can customise them any way you want; the options are limitless. We use responsibly sourced, external grade timber and glass that is manufactured at our facility right here in WA.
Casement windows are the second most efficient windows for keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. When you close a casement window, the sash presses snugly against the frame and creates an airtight seal. This keeps indoor air in and outdoor air out.
They are also among the easiest windows to open or close, due to single-lever or tandem latches. If you prefer an automatic opener, they are easily fitted onto casement windows.
When you decide to open a casement window, it is extremely efficient for ventilation because it opens all the way. This lets in both fresh air and light.
Disadvantages of Casement Windows
Like any design, casement windows have some factors that may indicate you should choose a different design. They cannot accept window air conditioners because they open to the side instead of up and down. Also, any screens must be mounted on the inside of a casement window. In addition, you have to have room on the outside for the window to move when it opens. Also, they can’t be too large because of the weight when they are opened.
To learn more, call Fremantle Door & Window today: 1300 308 323.