While other types of windows only open about halfway, casement windows swing and open outward. This allows them to create one of the largest possible entryways for fresh air into your home. They are designed to ventilate by having a sash that locks firmly into place, funneling the breeze into your home.
Additionally, they are not to be confused with awning windows. The difference is that awnings function by opening on its hinges that are placed at the top of the window frame. Casement windows feature functionality by being hinged at the sides of the window frame. This allows them to be a more energy efficient window because their sashes press tightly against the frame, not allowing air to pass through.
Since casement windows are hinged at the sides and open outwards, they don’t always get protection against rain and other moisture. However, the angle of their sashes allow for maximum airflow to help you to keep your home healthily ventilated.
Furthermore, they are the only functional window capable of displaying a full view while closed. These windows are perfect for homeowners who want to maximize their intake of sunlight and fresh air.
Casement Window Function
When their sashes are open, the windows may look as though they aren’t connected to your house, they are, which allows them to maximize air flow and ventilation into your home. The only way to achieve a larger window opening would be to remove them. Yet even when they are closed, the windows are reliable, functional and contributing to your home’s look and feel.
Typically, casements crank open by using a cranking system. Due to their crank system, they are best suited for locations where you cannot easily push a window sash up. This includes areas such as, above kitchen sinks or countertops. During bad weather, simply crank in the sash; A latch on the interior pulls it tight against your weatherstripping.
Push-out casements are also available with a multi-point lock mechanism. This makes them ideal for homeowners who prefer to avoid a crank mechanism.
Endure™ casement window are known for their ability to combine durability, style and easy operation in one highly energy efficient solution. Constructed of ProVia’s SunShield® Vinyl, the welded frame and sash are built to stand the test of time. The single point locking system is mated to a folding handle the tucks away for a streamlined look. And if you’re thinking of replacing a double hung window with a casement, Endure windows offer an optional component that maintains that dual sash appearance.
Western Window Systems
Western Window Systems® designs, manufactures, and delivers sleek casement windows that can deepen your home’s connection to nature. A favorite among builders and homeowners alike, the company’s thermally-broken Aluminum & Simulated Steel windows feature minimalist profiles, and their high-performance glass is available in a variety of options. The energy-efficient design makes them an ideal choice for Georgia residents—or homeowners in any climate.
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We at Davis Window & Door will help you select the right casement windows for your next home improvement project. We stock a variety of brands and materials from many top manufacturers. Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the unique qualities of each one.
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