Casement windows are often overlooked when you think about different kinds of windows. In reality, they are more common than you might think. They go great in tandem with bow or bay windows, and even work well on the top floor of your home. The casement window is much like the double hung window and offers similar benefits. The big difference between these two windows is that casement windows open from the side using a crank. Casement windows are definitely something to keep in mind when you are looking to replace your windows. These are a few of the most common questions that we get when people are browsing casement windows.
Are Casement Windows Safe?
Thanks to the airtight seal and the multi-point locking system casement windows are among the safest windows that we offer. In extreme situations they can also serve as an exit in the case of a fire.
When Do I Use Casement Windows?
Casement Windows work best when there is a lot of space on the exterior of your home since they open outwards. We do not recommend that you use them in area’s close to a garage or near an area with heavy foot traffic. These area’s include deck’s, balcony’s, patio’s, and porches. Casement windows also work great in ventilating the home. They open wider than your traditional double hung window so they do a great job at increasing airflow in the home.
Can Casement Windows Be Repaired?
The majority of issues with casement windows have to do with the crank. This usually makes it pretty difficult to open the window. Most of the cases that we deal with involving the crank are easy repairs. Luckily, HR40 windows offer a lifetime warranty to ensure that your windows are taken care of for the duration you are living in your home.
Are Casement Windows Low Maintenance?
Casement windows are typically low maintenance and easy to clean. HR40 casement windows are made with true virgin-vinyl that preserves the “new look” for many years. Window frames made out of true virgin-vinyl are effortless to clean using just warm soapy water. Casement window panes are also easy to clean. Just open the window slightly and remove the screen and you should have access to both sides of the window.
Can Casement Windows Open Inward?
While casement windows can be opened both inward and outward, traditional casement windows are considered to only be ones that open outward. Casement windows that open inward are considered to be inswing casement windows.
What Are French Casement Windows?
Another name for French casement windows is double casement windows. These windows are two casement windows situated next to each other. They both open outward from the center creating an unobstructed view. These are a great choice for homeowners looking to create a large scenic view.
This covers many of the common questions that we receive in regards to casement windows. If you are looking to explore your casement window options, get in touch with an expert today.