Casement windows are a classic window style that opens outward, like a door. They have hinges on the side, and are opened by a turn crank. Though they may be less popular on certain home styles than single and double hung windows, casements have many advantages that single and double hung windows do not.
#1. Casements Offer Great Ventilation
Single and double hung windows are easily recognized by their movable sashes that slide up and down on a track. Even when fully opened, at least half of the window is covered by a sash, reducing the total opportunity for ventilation. Casement windows, on the other hand open outward, allowing the full length of the window to open if desired. This open window can even capture the wind and direct it into the home when it’s blowing in the right direction.
#2. Casement Windows are Easy to Operate
Single and double hung windows are opened by lifting, so they require some physical strength to operate. By comparison, casement window cranks are easy to grip and turn. For people who have mobility problems or limited strength in their arms, or when windows are behind counters and furniture casement windows may be easier to operate than many other window types.
#3. Casement Windows Offer Superior Security
Unlike some single hung or double hung windows, casement windows can’t be forced open from the outside. When locked from the inside, they’re one of the most secure windows available.
Renewal by Andersen windows are made from a blend of wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer called Fibrex. They’re incredibly strong, and can withstand an attack from the outside. The only way to enter your home through casement windows is by shattering the glass, which is neither stealthy nor easy to do.
#4. Casement Windows Offer Unparalleled Views
Casement windows are made up of a single sash, so they provide unbroken, unparalleled views to homeowners. They’re a great alternative to picture windows, which also offer beautiful views but can’t be opened for ventilation.
Excited to Install Casement Windows? Contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island
Casement windows are beautiful, easy to use and so secure. If you purchase windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, you’ll also enjoy the look and strength Fibrex window frames, which are stronger than vinyl and require less maintenance than wood. Make an appointment with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island to get started with a consultation. Use the form on this page to send us a secure online message or give us call at 1-877-313-9052.
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