Making a Case for Casement Windows – Part 1: Simple & EfficientFebruary 06, 2015
If you’re looking for a great window option, consider Renewal by Andersen® casement windows from Huff ‘N Puff. This type of window design has been around for hundreds of years and is still being installed in homes all over the world. What makes the casement window a timeless favorite?
Rather than sliding up and down or sideways, a casement window is attached to its frame by hinges. It can open outward or inward, depending on the placement of the hinges, and scores top points when it comes to ease of operation. When opening or closing, you don’t have to worry about the weight of the pane. Have you ever opened a sash window and then had it slide down again because you weren’t able to lock the window in place? That’s not a problem with casement windows.
The casement window also has another attractive benefit; because a casement can have larger panels without being too cumbersome, it is ideal for larger openings. Vertically operating windows that slide can compensate using extra springs and locks, but casement windows function better with less hardware and expense.
Since casement windows can be larger than the average sash window, they’re better for letting in more sunlight and allowing more air to circulate when open. Due to their design, they can even be utilized when it’s raining outside! Casements also can provide a better view of the outside. This makes them an excellent window option for almost any room in your home.
Renewal by Andersen® casement windows are available in a wide array of sizes, finishes and other customizing options. This means you can have matching windows whether you’re going for a home with a classic theme or something more contemporary.
Choose from two types of horizontal casement windows. Find out more in Part 2 of this blog series, coming soon.