If you are thinking about purchasing Renewal by Andersen® casement windows from Huff ‘N Puff, then you need to consider which type of casement will best suit certain areas of your home. Two types of casement windows are available: single and double.
Single Casement Windows
This type of casement window features only one moving part, making this a very simple window design. Because of this, single casement windows are easier to maintain than other window alternatives. The window can feature a single glass surface, which provides an unobstructed view of the outdoors, or it can be divided into smaller parts for either cosmetic purposes or extra structural support.
A single casement window provides great ventilation when fully opened, but it does have one downside. Because the moving pane is almost as big as the frame itself, fully opening a single casement window makes the entire window pane stick out, making it less than ideal if the window is over a deck or patio where it might interfere with passersby. Otherwise, single casement windows are a great choice in low-traffic areas.
Double Casement Windows
Double casement windows have two smaller panes that meet at the middle. Like their single-paned counterpart, panes can have a single glass surface or a series of smaller ones. Some double casement windows have a column at the middle of the frame, which provides extra support and a locking point for the panes, while others just lock by securing the edges of the panes together.
Double casement windows have smaller panes (half the frame size) and function well even in areas that are directly in front of walkways. Opening and closing them also takes less effort than a single-paned window of a similar size. Because they are generally larger than single casement windows, double casements are perfect for living rooms and bedrooms where you want to maximize a great outdoor view. However, double casement windows without a middle column are more likely to be opened when accidentally leaned on.
Do you want to know how to take care of your new Renewal by Andersen® casement windows? Find out in the last part of this blog series, Part 3.