If you haven’t seen our casement windows yet, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. They haven’t always been the most popular window in Perth, but they are gaining a bit of momentum in certain situations. Here are some basics about casement windows.
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are built with a timber frame and open outward, away from your home. They are set on hinges on one side of the window and open out like a door. Here are some of the advantages of casement windows.
They Open All the Way
Casement windows open all the way, providing a fully open window. If you are in a situation where you want a large opening for ventilation purposes, casement windows are your best option. Another advantage of them opening all the way is that they are easy for you to use as an exit in the case of an emergency.
They Provide Security
Casement windows may be easy to get out of, but they are hard to break into without breaking the glass and alerting whoever is in the home or the neighbours. Casement windows have a hook shaped lock embedded into the frame, making them one of the more difficult windows to break into.
What is a muntin? It’s the little strip that divides two (or more) panes of glass within one window. Casement windows are usually built as a single pane within a timber frame. This allows a lot of light in and provides you with an unimpeded view of your surroundings.
If you have a side breeze, no other kind of window catches the wind and diverts it into your home, but casement windows do. The wind has to be blowing the “right” direction, but if it is, casement windows catch the wind and the angle of the window pointing into your home diverts the breeze directly into your home.
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