If you want more ventilation in your home, casement windows are a great way to get the job done. In many ways, these windows provide the “best of both worlds” for homeowners. While the crank to open them may seem old fashioned, they can be built in modern designs.
What are Casement Windows?
Casement windows have their hinges on one side or the other of the window. A mechanism with a crank is used to open the window outward from the house. This allows the entire height and width of the window to be opened for ventilation. They can be installed as a standalone window or they can be installed as part of a combination, with the casement window on the top and, for example, a bay window at the top.
Casement windows can be designed as one solid frame or with any number of muntins. Muntins are the strips of timber that are between panes of glass on a window or glass door. French windows are separated by numerous muntins, while some contemporary designs have as little as one. This gives ultimate design flexibility.
Casement windows can be fully opened, as mentioned above. Sliding windows can only be opened half of the width of the window. Standard, double-hung windows can only be opened half of the height. Casement windows open the full width and height of the window.
Casement windows can also catch side breezes. However, the wind has to be blowing from the opposite side of the hinges. When installing such windows, prevailing wind patterns can be taken into consideration.
When they are closed, casement windows are difficult to break into without making a lot of noise. The hook-shaped lock is embedded into the frame, making them impossible to “hack.”
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