Before standard or “sash” windows became the standard window in most homes, casement windows were the most common windows for residential use. While they are still not as popular as standard windows, they are certainly making a comeback, especially in the Perth area.
Casement windows are windows that are hinged on the side like standard doors and open to the outside. When done right, they can add just a touch of traditional styling to your home and make it look uniquely quaint. They are opened with a crank that is located on the inside of the window. The mechanism also helps keep them locked when not open.
Casement windows can be hung singly or they can be hung in pairs. When hung in pairs, they have the same look and functionality as French doors.
One of the biggest advantages of a casement window is that they open all the way and can provide ultra-efficient ventilation. They can also be opened at an angle to catch a wind that is blowing parallel to the house.
Our casement windows at Fremantle Door and Window are also extremely efficient at keeping hot or cold air out of your home when they are closed all the way due to a number of factors. We make our casement windows out of solid timber and special weatherproof glass. We use traditional tenon joinery, style and rail construction and marine grade adhesive.
The end result is that our casement windows are efficient insulators. They don’t let heat or cold in unless you open them. In addition, they are built to fit snugly in their frames, eliminating a source of energy leakage into and out of your house.
Ultimately, you are getting a window that looks great, operates easily, ventilates your home when open and insulates it when it is closed.
If you would like to know more about our casement windows or you would like to talk to one of our craftsmen about designing casement windows for your home, call Fremantle Door and Window today: (08) 6500 6888.