Casement windows have been around for a long time. Attached with hinges to the side frame, the panes crank open as you turn a lever. Although you may believe casement type windows are only found in older homes or historic buildings, you would be surprised to find they are still very popular and are used in modern buildings around the world. Here are just a few of the many reasons you should consider using windows with casements instead of other styles.
- Air Flow
Not only does the window open wider than other types, but it can also catch the breeze and direct it into your home using the open sash. Additionally, you can choose which side to hinge your window on, so you can maximize the air flow in your home.
- Open View
If your home has breathtaking views, don’t obstruct that beautiful view with sash lines. Instead, opt for a window that is all glass, with no lines.
With the twist of a lever, you can make sure the casement windows are sealed tight, and that is a definite bonus when you are trying to minimize your carbon footprint on the planet. The Low-E glass panes are fitted with argon gas, and that makes them energy efficient enough to save you money all year long.
- Thief Resistant
While many types of windows are easily accessible to thieves, the casement panes are almost thief-proof. Because of the lever closing locking mechanism, the casement style makes the window very difficult for thieves to break into. The way the levers fit into the casement also makes the windows easy to make childproof with a safety handle.
- Silent Sound
With a flat and snug design, the casement makes the windows almost noise free. Whether you live next to the ocean or near a noisy road, the noise can easily be kept out by closing your windows.
If you are building a new home or renovating an existing structure, consider casement windows for your home. You may be surprised at the price, styles available, and beauty of the modern windows.