I sure appreciate those days from May to October when I can open up my windows and let the breeze flush the heat out of my house.
If you like gentle breezes, cooler rooms, and windows that are easy to open, you may want to choose the casement style for most of your home windows. I’ve got 8 excellent reasons why casement windows are a superior choice, summer and winter.
What are Casement Windows
These windows are built to swing like a door, mostly outward away from your house. That’s significant because the window will catch passing breezes, thus giving your home natural ventilation.
Sliding windows and fixed windows don’t have that capability.
Here’s 8 Reasons Why Casement Windows are the Best
- Opens quickly and easily to aid ventilation of rooms
- Easy to operate, usually with a crank handle which folds away
- Locks air tight – seals sash with frame to prevent energy loss
- Durable, solid construction
- Larger glass surface because it has no muntins
- Safety/security – can’t be broken into, hook goes right into frame.
- Screen is inside and easy to remove for cleaning
- Exterior glass surface can often be cleaned from inside the home
You can have your windows built out of fiberglass, vinyl, or wood and out of a wide variety of sizes. Casement windows that are too large are at risk of mechanical breakdown. Choosing well-built casements with high quality hardware is therefore important.
Your casements might come with blinds built in. That certainly adds another convenience benefit and cost reduction too since you won’t need to buy blinds.
Casement windows are often combined with fixed windows to provide more light transfer. Normally, one casement window per window opening is all that’s required. You’ll find you don’t have to overdo it. One casement per room is wise, with perhaps two in your living room and two in your master bedroom give you the benefits sought.