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While double-hung windows are still the most popular window style in the U.S., the casement window is coming close to taking over that spot. Casement windows have been in use in Europe for a long time, and in fact existed prior to the modern sash window, first seen as a single hung window. Today’s homeowners are discovering the many benefits of casement windows, including ease of operation. Plus they are more energy efficient than a double hung window.
Most casement windows open outward with a crank or lever. There are some casements that push out; we’ll be discussing this window style in an upcoming blog post.)
The design of a standard casement window allows air flow to be directed into the home, but it can also be problematic when landscaping is close to the window or a sidewalk is right below. Regular casements might block space on a patio or deck as well. In situations like this, there is a variety of casement windows we recommend: the in-swing casement. (Shown below is a window combo from Marvin, featuring their Ultimate in-swing casements combined with overhead transom windows.)
One of the other great benefits of an in-swing casement window is the ease of cleaning. With a regular casement window, in most cases the exterior glass needs to be cleaned from outside. With an in-swing casement, both sides of the window can be cleaned from inside your home. That makes window cleaning a breeze – no ladder, and no needing to go outside when it’s rainy or cold!
And like the standard American-style casement, these windows provide excellent energy efficiency as well as security. The locking mechanisms of casement windows are usually superior to double-hung window hardware.
If you’d like to find out more about how in-swing casement windows might be just the right window solution for spots in your home, why not reach out to us today for a no-obligation consultation, either in your home or at our showroom in Savage? We’d be happy to show you the different window options we can install for you. We are a Minnesota licensed home improvement contractor specializing in energy-efficient replacement windows. We serve the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.
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