In the first part of this series, we discussed the basic description of a casement window and its primary parts. At this point, you already have an idea of its style and how it operates. We won’t be surprised if you are also wondering about the benefits of getting this type of window for your home. But before we get to that, let’s see how a casement compares with other window types in terms of style in this basic window types guide.
Single Hung Windows
Single hung windows are made up of two panes that are arranged vertically, but only one can be opened. To open the window, you simply need to lift the bottom panel while the top panel remains fixed.
Double Hung Windows
These are similar in design to single hung windows, but both panels are operable. They can be opened by either lifting the lower panel or lowering the top panel.
This type of window is mounted vertically with the hinges on the top. To open the window, you need to push the bottom portion out. These windows are perfect for locations where debris – such as leaves – may enter an open window.
These are some of the oldest styles but are still very popular today. One of the top advantages of bay windows is that they allow the maximum amount of sunlight to enter the window during the entire day.
Fixed windows don’t allow air to flow freely through the window, but these usually have thinner frames, thus, they have more space for the glass. Fixed windows are recommended for areas that don’t require much ventilation but need to provide a great view of the surroundings.
Making a Case for Casement Windows
Casement windows make for a good choice because of a number of reasons. They come in a variety of designs and styles such as French, pushout, prairie grill, colonial grill, and no grill. They also have few muntins, giving them a minimalist look. In addition, their operation makes for easy cleaning and maintenance. And thanks to their locking mechanism, they offer superior protection.
In the next post, we will give a more thorough discussion of the benefits and advantages of casement windows, so stay tuned!