Casement Windows: What You Need to Know About this Window Style
While casement windows are typically found in hard to reach areas such as above the kitchen sink, they are a great option for any room in your home where you want more fresh air. But what are casement windows? And why should you consider casement windows for your home? We'll outline the benefits of this easy, breezy window style for you.
What is a casement window?
A casement window is hinged on either side and opens outward using a crank handle. Because these windows open wider than any other window style, they give the maximum amount of airflow possible.
Casement windows are extremely energy efficient.
Along with ventilation, casement windows offer another important benefit. Energy efficiency. When properly installed, casement windows can help minimize your heating, cooler and lighting costs. Additionally, according to energy.gov, the sash closes by pressing against the frame, casement windows tend to have lower air leakage rates.
Casement windows can be customized to suit your style.
Casement windows offer a number of customization options, allowing you to create a more personalized look. From bold colors to subtle woodgrains, casements come outfitted in a variety of color, grid and hardware options. Ply Gem offers five interior colors including beige, white and three shades of wood grain, as well as 11 exterior colors.
This window style can be found in a number of window materials.
Choosing a window frame material can prove to be difficult. If you are looking for a beautiful, low-maintenance material vinyl could be at the top of your list. Vinyl casement windows retain its finish and don’t require any sanding, re-staining or painting.
In addition to vinyl casement windows, Ply Gem also offers wood and wood clad windows. Wood windows provide a classic look and feel perfect for any home. Wood windows can be painted or stained to flawlessly match your home’s décor.
If you’re looking for natural light, increased ventilation and energy efficiency casement windows are perfect for your home.