When you are looking at a Casement Window, you will think of a book – hinged to open and close like a book that can swing either way. These windows can also swing, open and close inwards or outwards. They consist of frames, hinges and handles that facilitate the operation of the window mechanism. With several types, styles and designs, they provide different options to consider for installation in your home.
Typical casement windows are vertically hung, hinged on either the left or the right side, opening outwards from the wall. There are other different types such as the French casement windows, providing separate panes of glass and hinged on both sides. However, regardless of the style, you will find that these types of windows are no longer popular as they used to be once a long time ago. However, replacements are still being manufactured to accommodate for the few homes and properties that still house them. Just like other styles of windows, Casement Windows can be installed as single units, offering little resistance or need to remodel or renovate the existing walls surrounding it.
It can also be an ideal installation above a cabinet, countertop or other locations that are slightly more difficult to reach. With the design of casement windows handles, their operation becomes easier with the placement of their locking mechanisms. In addition, these windows will swing either in or out, but many people will also avoid swing the window open in smaller space, due to restrictions in smaller spaces and areas. The window swinging inwards may also become a problem getting tangled with hanging items such as blinds, drapes and window sheers. When selecting this type of window, you need to keep in mind how particle they are to your specific area.
Сasement windows can also become decorative in your home. With their design and glass features, you can use these as doors to cabinets and other smaller storage areas. With their swinging potential, you may also be able to reach the inside of a space easier than opening the door all the way to the outside, restricting the space it occupies. This makes for an easier option when defining how you will be using the windows in your home.