Casement windows are not as common in the Perth area as they are elsewhere, but they are a great modern upgrade to a home under the right circumstances. Here are some pros and cons of casement windows.
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are attached to the frame on one side by one or more hinges. They are usually built to swing outward like a door, but you can also design and mount them to swing inward. At Fremantle Door & Window Company, they are custom crafted with a timber frame and the finish of your choice. The pane is made of a high-quality glass manufactured right here in WA.
Why You Might Like Casement Windows
Casement windows are an old, classic design, but they fit in perfectly with modern home design. They can be made large enough to allow a lot of sunlight into your home. They can be opened fully enough to allow more air into your home. This makes them great for ventilation, especially with an open floor plan, which is probably the hottest trend in modern home design.
Because they are directional, you can actually control which way ventilation flows into a room. And when you close them, they are as energy-efficient as any other type of window. They fit tight and can fasten securely when in the closed position, allowing no cold or hot air to blow through the cracks.
They are also easy to wash. Because they swing in and out, there is almost no such thing as a “hard to get place.”
Why You Might Not Choose Casement Windows
There are two main reasons why many homeowners choose another option, such as sliding windows or bifold windows. The first is that some homeowners don’t have room for the window to swing inward or outward. They are better served with sliding windows or bifold windows. The other reason is that a crank is used to open the windows. Some people think it’s too much of a hassle.
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