By far Double Hung windows are the most popular window. Because of this many people overlook the Casement Window. Casements are hinged or crank out. There are some benefits to these windows that should not be overlooked. Windows that open from the side are known as casement windows, and they’re good for homes in warm areas that rely on breeze for ventilation and comfort throughout the year. They’re more effective for ventilation purposes than double or single hung windows. You can actually control the amount of ventilation with just a touch of your hand.
These windows are typically split up into two different panes and have a hinge at either side of the frame. When opened they look like a pair of barn doors opening up. Windows with hinges at the top or the bottom are called Awning Windows and in order to be considered a casement window, they have to be hinged at the side.
Casement windows are ideal in warmer climates when you’re trying to improve ventilation throughout your home. The windows can be opened at any angle making them great for ventilation. Wind flow is rarely coming straight at your windows, instead it flows across your windows at an angle so by opening your windows at the correct angle you can capture the breeze and improve the overall ventilation. This makes the house feel cooler, even when it’s very warm, and it can reduce the need for fans and other devices for ventilation.
They also can improve in the insulation of your home. This depends on the Glass Type. Because of the surface area of the glass it is best to upgrade the glass package. Another point is that as the wind blows harder it seals the window. This lessens the chance of air-infiltration around the windows. Whether you’re looking for improved insulation, or you want to bring in breeze more effectively, casement windows are a good option.
Casement windows are, in most cases, higher in cost than a double hung window. There are more moving parts and the manufacturing process is more involved. Make sure that the window manufacturer you choose has a great warranty. We have a variety of replacement windows for you to choose from. For more information, contact us today at (614) 453-5332!