Similar to their cousins, the hopper window and awning window, the casement window is one of the most popular. This window style is distinguished by its ability to fit almost every space or need and allow for full window opening as the sash swings outward on a hinge to the left or right of the window.
Casement windows are known for easy opening and the ability to fully open the window at one time, unlike the double hung window. Letting in fresh air is as easy as taking one hand and pushing on a handle in one smooth motion. Double or multiple casement windows in a row may be configured to open all in one direction or to open opposite one another like French doors.
Placement and Style
Alternative styles of casement windows include options to crank the window open and closed so that you can choose the level of ventilation or completely close off the space. Casement models offered by Tri County Windows and Siding are all energy efficient solutions that are durable and affordable. When closed, the window is airtight, making it ideal for any area that commonly receives direct wind gusts.
Placement of casement windows varies based on personal preference. The style is ideal for living rooms, kitchens, studies, and bedrooms. When considering where to place your casement windows, knowing which direction the wind normally blows can be helpful. Cracking the window open will allow more of the breeze to enter the home, but only if the wind is not blocked by the angled sash.
In some cases, it may be beneficial to include a combination of casement windows with another style of window. Consider adding an awning window above a configuration of casement windows for more ventilation or use in conjunction with a picture or sliding window on a bay window. The hinged nature of the casement window also makes it convenient to clean without having to move to the exterior of the home.
Choosing new or replacement windows does not have to be stressful. Tri County Windows and Siding is ready to help you choose the best layout for your home. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and solutions-oriented service. Your windows should be a long-lasting and valuable update to your home in northern Virginia. Contact us today for more information or to request a free consultation and estimate for your project.