Casement windows are windows that open outward using hinges which are mounted on the sides of the window. Casement windows have a pivoting open. There are a few advantages of installing casement windows in your home instead of other window types.
#1 Casement Windows Provide You with Security
First, casement windows provide you with a high degree of security. Casement windows use a hook-shaped lock, which is fully integrated into the frame of the window. The hook-shaped locks close and are secured from inside of your home.
The hook-shaped locking mechanism is very hard to disable from outside the home. You can't use a pry bar to lift up the sash like you can with a single or double-hung window. The lock style of casement windows helps increase the overall security of your home.
#2 Casement Windows Provide You with a Better View
Traditional windows often have strips of wood or metal that divide up the panes of glass on the window. These strips of wood or metal that divide up the panes of glass are called muntins. Some people like muntins for the stylistic element that they add to your windows. However, muntins also interfere with the view from your windows.
With single-sash casement windows, no muntins are used on the window. Single-sash casement windows are a great choice if you want to have a better view. If you go with a double-sash casement window, you will have to deal with at least one muntin. Luckily though, casement windows use fewer muntins than other window set-ups and can also be muntin free as well, which is perfect when you really want a great view.
#3 Casement Windows Open Fully
With most window styles, how far you can open the window is limited. For example, with a sliding window, only one of the window panes moves. With a double-hung window, both panes move, but not at the same time.
One of the biggest advantages of a casement window is you can open the entire window. The entire pane of glass, from top to bottom, can be opened. Being able to fully open the window is a big advantage. Being able to fully open the window allows you to increase the circulation in your home. Casement windows allow for true air flow in your home.
If you have some windows you need to replace in your home, consider using casement windows. Casement windows are secure, provide you with a great view, and open fully in order to allow for a real breeze.