Casement windows operate much like traditional doors — they're hinged at the sides, swinging open to the left or right. Generally, a crank mechanism opens and closes the window (although push-open models are available) and a latch ensures the window is firmly sealed when shut. They are a great option for customers who enjoy the views offered by picture windows (which don't open) but still desire functionality. Additionally, they are an excellent alternative to double-hung windows in awkward or hard-to-reach places — no more climbing onto countertops or reaching over sinks to open the window.
If you prefer a product that multitasks as well as you do, consider casement window installation with the experts at Hodges Windows & Doors.
Casement windows are comprised of a single sash, which swings outward away from the frame. Since they open further and involve fewer moving parts, they allow both maximized airflow and more unobstructed views.
Casement windows offer premium flexibility — they are available in a wide array of styles and can be easily integrated into larger installations (such as bow or bay windows). They can be placed in hard-to-reach spots where other window types would be impractical.
Not only do casement windows open wide and seal tight to button down your energy costs, but they are also difficult to break into — turning a crank through broken glass is not nearly as easy as lifting a sash.
With clean, sharp edges and supreme thermal and impact performance, the Modern Casement offers homeowners both stunning portrait views and peace of mind. Lock Status Sensor integration — also available with the Modern Awning and Modern Sliding Door — allows additional home security control, either remotely or within an existing system.
What is the best placement for a casement window?
The best placement for a casement window is wherever you need better ventilation or more natural light! Not only are they a good idea for workspaces like home offices or kitchens, but they also make a lot of sense anywhere you want a view without sacrificing window operation — making them a nice alternative to picture windows.
How do I operate a casement window?
Casement windows can operate one of a few ways — the most common models operate with a crank that rotates the sash outward from the frame. However, casement windows can also operate at the turn of a handle, allowing the user to push the sash outward or pull inward (like "mini doors"). In any scenario, consider the relationship between adjacent interior and exterior spaces to determine which style casement window is most compatible with the application.
Are casement windows as energy-efficient as other window types?
Casement windows are actually more energy-efficient than any other operable window type on the market, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Because their movable sashes press so tightly against the frame and weatherstripping, there is significantly less air leakage when closed and latched (great for the colder months). When open, airflow is maximized because the sashes can be rotated completely away from the window opening (a huge plus during warmer months). And just like other energy-efficient windows, they can be purchased in double or triple glazed models with low-e glass for superior insulative properties.
How does the cost of a casement window compare to a double-hung window?
Casement windows often cost more than double-hung windows because of their greater degree of mechanical complexity and less market demand. However, the ease of use and cleaner sightlines they offer could be well worth it!
In what sizes are casement windows available?
Depending on what material you choose (vinyl, fiberglass, or aluminum-clad wood), casement windows are available in sizes as small as 14 inches wide by 18 inches tall or as large as nearly 5 feet wide and over 6 feet tall. There are several popular sizes with customers, but custom sizes can be built to suit your individual needs.
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