Casement windows are characterized by a flat pane of glass hinged on the side. Unlike standard double-hung windows that slide open vertically, they swing open horizontally using a hand crank on the windowsill. Many homeowners planning a window replacement project usually consider casement windows for their upgrade, and for good reason.
Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, one of the top providers of casement and sliding windows in the region, shares a few benefits you can expect from these top-grade windows.
You can only open double-hung windows halfway. Casement windows, however, can be fully opened to let more fresh air and cool breezes into your rooms for improved ventilation. They allow side breezes into your home, as they act like funnels that draw air inside. This is particularly helpful if you live in a crowded area or there is limited space between your house and your neighbor’s.
Casement windows offer much better security than other alternatives, making them ideal if you’re worried about potential break-ins. It’s because this window replacement option is sealed into the sashes on all four sides when locked, making casement windows much more sealed than other window types. In addition, they have hook-shaped locks that embed into the frame, which makes it harder for someone to pry open the window from the outside.
While casement windows can be installed as stand-alone, they can also be put side by side with hinges on the opposite sides, allowing them to open from the center like French doors. If you want a more traditional look, you can also add grilles to the panes.
If you’re in the market for casement windows, picture windows, or any other replacement window types, you can always turn to the experts at Renewal by Andersen of Montana. Schedule a FREE consultation by giving us a call at (406) 812-8167 or by completing our contact form today.