A casement window is a swing-type window that is attached with hinges on its side to the frame. It can be installed by itself or a pair can be on the same frame. Just like all other window types, casement windows have their share of benefits and drawbacks. Let’s learn about them below to determine if they are the right type of window for your home.
- Casement windows provide the best ventilation because they can swing fully open and can catch side breezes and fresh air better than other types of windows.
- They are energy-efficient since the windows, when locked, fasten very securely to the weather-stripping, leaving no room for air to leak in or out of your house.
- Casement windows are easy to clean.
- With age, casement windows become easier to break into as they get rusty and faulty.
- They are generally more expensive than other window types.
- Casement windows are not available in very large sizes.
Depending on your needs and priorities, casement windows may or may not be a wise option for your home.