There are many different options for replacement windows in today’s market, but casement units remain a homeowner’s favorite. This window style may come in one or two panels, which are hinged to the side of the frame, allowing them to swing outward. Until sash units were introduced, casement windows have been the go-to option because of their simple yet fetching design. In fact, they remain a staple in many homes across Europe, where they originated.
The Beauty of Casement Windows
This window style allows for many design possibilities, especially when you choose a grille pattern, such as French, Colonial, Prairie, or Farmhouse, that allows it to match your home’s distinctive architecture. Casement windows are also available in a wide range of framing materials, including composite, which can emulate a natural wood grain finish.
The Function of Casement Windows
Casement windows can be used in any room, but did you know they are perfect for your home’s more compact spaces? If you want to let in considerable natural light and ventilation in smaller areas of your home, you won’t be disappointed with this window style. Here are a few notable home areas where casements work well:
- Kitchen. Casement windows typically come with a hand crank, allowing for easier, one-handed operation in spots with limited reach. These include over kitchen sinks, counters, and even appliances. Because casement windows can be opened fully to let in fresh, cool air, they can also help get rid of lingering food smells and indoor humidity.
- Bathroom. It’s unlikely that you’ll want to use a large window in your bath space. To ensure better privacy, use casement windows installed high on your bathroom walls. They have expansive enough glass areas to brighten the space,; plus, you can open them to benefit from enhanced natural ventilation without risking accidentally showing your neighbors too much.
- Stair Landing. Climbing up and down the stairs can be a pleasant treat every time when you install casement windows by a landing, or even at the top of the stairway. They can offer a good outdoor view while letting light in, illuminating the area for your safety while brightening up the area.
Did You Know?
Casement units are the second most energy-efficient windows in the market today. When you close them, their sash presses against the frame, resulting in an airtight seal that prevents significant energy loss. By investing in casement windows, you get to enjoy reduced energy costs for your home.
Stay tuned for the second installment of our three-part blog series, where we will be discussing how bay and bow windows add more space to your home.