When choosing new windows for your home, it can be difficult to know where to begin due to the wide variety of options available. As you contemplate your options, you should take a moment to consider the many benefits casement windows can provide you with. Casement windows are windows that have a single sash, and open outwards via a crank. This alternative window design provides a variety of benefits such as:
Most casement windows come with hook shaped locks that are integrated into the frame. This makes casement windows much more difficult to break into. Furthermore, moving via a crank rather than on a sliding tracks gives casement windows a tighter seal than other windows and makes them more difficult to force open.
As mentioned above, the design of casement windows gives them an extremely tight seal. Aside from making these windows more secure, this makes them much more energy-efficient as well. Their seal prevents air from entering or escaping your home, helping to maintain the temperature in your home year round. In fact, casement windows are considered the most energy-efficient windows (aside from fixed-pane windows, which do not open.)
Unlike conventional sliding windows, which only open halfway, casement windows open fully with the entire window opening outwards. This allows for far greater ventilation as the entire window space is being used to allow the outside air into your home. In this way, casement windows are better able to take advantage of the space that they have and use.
Choosing new windows for your home can be an overwhelming process due to the amount of options you have to choose from; however, for many homeowners, casement windows are a functional, affordable option. Casement windows are particularly ideal for small spaces, or spaces that are high up or hard to reach, as the crank makes them easy to open even in the toughest situations.
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