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Replacement Casement Windows and New Casement Windows

Casement windows, which are typical over kitchen sinks, give you the freedom to arrange them in beautiful combinations. A hand crank on the inside of the window is used to open the window sash, which is hinged on the side like a door. The screens for the windows can be removed from the inside of the house and are optional.

In contrast to sliding windows, which operate by moving vertically, casement windows function like doors, employing a side hinge on the window frame for opening and closing. These windows are operated using a crank mechanism. Some casement windows feature a latch, enhancing security by preventing external opening and ensuring a snug fit against the weatherstripping on the window frame. Within the window frame, a spring is incorporated to keep the window sash securely open when fully extended.

A casement window fully opens by swinging the sash out away from the building on its hinge. This is the best way to get good air flow of all the different types of windows available today. If that is your priority, then casement windows are the best option for you.

If you want to have good air-flow in your home, a casement window is a good option, but there are a few consideration you need to keep in mind. With the sash open, the casement window acts as a scoop to bring wind into your home. If your house is tightly closed in by neighbors, the angle of the casement windows may allow you to bring in breezes. The sash effectively scoops in air and sends it into your house. But this can also work against you if prevailing breezes tend to go in the other direction. Breezes that flow over the top of casement sashes will largely not be sent into the home. The casement sash blocks the wind if it faces the wrong direction.

In comparison to other styles of windows, particularly slider windows and double-hung windows, casement windows have a number of benefits. Screens that are on the inside of the window are simpler to clean. You will appreciate having the option to remove the screen from the inside of your home if the window is on the second or higher story.

The sash of the majority of casement windows is opened and closed using a crank. This crank frequently develops issues such as handles breaking, gears freezing up, becoming rusted, or even breaking. Slider windows have even fewer mechanical components that could potentially fail as they only have a sliding sash and a latch. As with any mechanical parts, the crank assembly on casement windows should be maintained by keeping it dry, applying oil as necessary, and most importantly, not being used without care.

Casement windows cannot accommodate ordinary window air conditioner systems. Because the sliding sash may be closed to completely enclose the top of the window unit, double-hung windows are the best possible fit for window A/C systems. Additionally, casement windows cannot be opened all the way so you can install the A/C window unit. Although you cannot install standard window air conditioners, you can spend a little extra money and get a casement or slider air conditioner that is designed for them.

Casement leading edges are vulnerable to wind damage, which can cause them to completely fall off or cause a sail-like effect. Considering how easily the sashes can be caught by the wind, you should be very careful to close your casement windows in strong winds. This is not a particularly an uncommon occurrence either. Wind gusts can cause the hinges on casement windows to break.

Be mindful of the local wind patterns. Your home's casement windows may sustain damage more frequently if they are on the windward side than if they are on the leeward side.

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