Benefits of Casement Windows

If you’re thinking about replacing some or all of the windows on your home, and you want something that’s a bit different than a traditional single- or double-hung window, consider having casement windows installed. Because of their unique configuration, these windows provide a number of benefits you’re sure to love, such as:


Casement windows are hinged along the side and open by swinging outward like a door. These windows operate by way of a crank mechanism, which allows you to easily open the sash as much or as little as you would like to achieve your desired level of ventilation. Because a casement window can be opened up to a full 90 degrees, you can position the sash at different angles to catch a cross breeze no matter which way the wind is blowing.


Casement windows also feature heavy-duty weatherstripping around the edges of the sash that, when closed, creates an incredibly tight seal—much tighter than you would get from a single- or double-hung window. This tight seal prevents air and water from infiltrating your home, making casement windows a wonderfully energy-efficient window option, second only to fixed picture windows.


In terms of architectural aesthetics, casement windows can be customized to fit the style and décor of your home. When adorned with muntins or grilles, this style of window can have a charming, old-fashioned aesthetic that makes them perfect for Victorian or Tudor homes. However, because casement windows have low-profile frames and expansive glass panes that are not obstructed by sash rails when you skip the decorative grid patterns, they instead look sleek and modern, making them a great choice for more contemporary homes.

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To learn more about having casement windows installed, contact the home improvement experts at West Shore Home. Not only do we offer top-tier replacement windows that are backed by our comprehensive double warranty, but we can also install your new windows in just one day. Want to learn more? Contact us today to get started. We proudly serve homeowners in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.