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4 Excellent Things about Casement Windows

When most people think of a window, they picture the traditional double-hung.  But there are many other window styles, and some might be more appropriate for your home than a double hung.  One we’d like to discuss in this post is the casement window.

Casement windows tend to be oddballs in the window industry and do not get the well-deserved respect they earned. Here are four excellent things for which this respect is called for:

11nov16d4a15Casements allow for a fully opened window

No other window is capable of opening as far. The entire window is swung open when a casement is used.
Compared to:

  • Sliding windows – only one side of widow is capable of opening while the other side is fixed.
  • Double hung windows – only upper half or lower half open at one time.
  • Fixed windows – obviously, never open.
  • Other window styles – various other options for windows crack open partially, not even as far as double hung or sliders open.

When shopping for windows, if size opening is important you might want to put casement windows on your list for consideration. However, if you have small children these might not be a great choice.

Side breezes are caught with casement windows
If, by a trick of nature, breezes travel along your house at an angle that is acute, it is a challenge to get any type of air to move throughout your house with the majority of widows.
Casements have an open sash that acts as a flap to direct breezes into your home. This helps ensure air is brought in to move throughout your home.

Casesment windows have few muntins
Muntins are strips of vinyl, metal, fiberglass, or wood that hold and separate panes of glass in a window. There are times when muntins are wanted and at other times they are not. Sometimes they are wanted so much that two panes of glass have fake muntins installed. Choose casements if you do not like muntins. With dual-sash casement windows, there is only one strip that is placed between the two sashes. You will have no muntins if you have single-sash casements.

Casement windows are hard to break into

  • Casement windows are extremely difficult to break into. Their locks are hook-shaped and are embedded into the frame.
  • Double-hung windows are broken into easily. Their lock’s screws are pulled out of the wood.

If you’re considering replacing your windows, there is no reason not to give casement windows respect with these excellent things to consider. For all your window needs contact Window Outfitters Inc. in MN to talk to replacement window expert today!

We are a licensed MN exterior home improvement company, providing remodeling services in the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  We install casement and other window styles from a variety of quality manufacturers. 


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