What are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are the most contemporary and convenient of
all window types
. A casement window is attached to a frame by one
or more hinges and either a manual (or automatic) mechanism which
cranks the window outwards, away from the home.
The casement window
has many different configurations; the openers
can be top or side hung or even fixed. The most recognisable casement
is the side hung which is hinged at the side for easy opening.
The top hung or awning casement window is hinged at the top which
is perfect for wet climates as it blocks out rain. Conversely,
the bottom hung casement window is hinged at the bottom and is
commonly used in basements.
Advantages of Casement Windows
When it comes to home improvements, casement windows are a popular
choice as they are versatile and can be designed to suit virtually
any style of property in uPVC, timber or aluminium frames. They can
be tailored to suit precise sizes and in a variety of colour finishes
to suit any home’s aesthetic.
Fully sealed for insulation
Fixed pane windows obviously offer the best level of insulation
and energy efficiency, but casement windows aren’t far behind.
All casement windows are fully sealed as the window sash presses
against the frame to create an airtight seal when closed. This helps
prevent cold air getting in and warm air getting out, improving
the energy efficiency of a home and reducing heat loss which should
save you money on energy bills.
Simple to use
They are easy to open and close and due to their configuration and many
can even be installed alongside automatic openers.
Casement windows give an unobstructed view when open and when closed,
plus they allow a lot of light into any room.
Unlike double hung windows casement windows are open top to bottom
and can be opened all the way out for maximum ventilation. However,
they can also be angled slightly to catch breezes, helping to
circulate air around the house.
Double glazed casement windows offer superior insulation and security.