What Are The Advantages Of Casement Windows?
When homeowners and property developers all choose casement window styles for their homes, you know there’s a good motivation for doing so. Just part of the reason for their popularity is because they’re durable, practical, and reliable. But what are the advantages of casement windows over other styles that make them one of the most versatile windows around?
Here’s our list of the top 5 advantages of casement windows which make them such a popular choice.
1. Ideal ventilation
With side hinges, you can open casement windows slightly to catch a breeze and direct it inside or push them wide open for maximum ventilation. Though they can be specified to open inwards if required by making them a Tilt & Turn window, standard casement windows open outwards.
Smaller casements are hinged across the top and allow a small and steady flow of air. These are often paired with larger, upright casements. Whichever you choose, they’re all fitted with stainless steel friction hinges so you can control how far you open them, without the wind pulling them wide open or closing them shut.
2. Unobstructed views
Casement windows are a great option for allowing unobstructed views out when they’re open or closed. With clear glass, there’s nothing getting in your way of enjoying your garden or landscape beyond. And the lack of astragal bars on the windows means more light can get into your home too. But thanks to the versatility of casement windows, if you have more conventional tastes, astragal bars can be added, giving your home classic authenticity if you have a traditional or period property.
3. Easy to use
Every casement window is practical and easy to use and operate, whether they’re side or top hung. Using the grab handle, you can push the locking button, rotate the handle 90º, and open as far as you need to. Each window has a smooth opening and closing mechanism and, with the friction hinges we’ve already mentioned, you know the window will stay put, however far you open it.
4. Thermal and energy-efficiency
Casement windows offer you a great option for an energy-efficient home. Made with weatherproof seals and providing a flush-fitting, airtight seal when the window is closed, colder air has no chance of getting in. And the heated air in your home won’t escape, so you stay warmer for longer while using less energy and keeping your bills lower.
With a choice of either A+14 double glazed uPVC frames or high energy-rated, premium aluminium frames, Majestic Designs can offer you some of the most thermally and energy-efficient casement windows available.
5. Improved security
All casement windows have excellent security credentials which make them resilient from any attempted break-in. With a multi-point locking system built into the frame, lockable handles, and internal beading to hold the glass in place, casement windows are protected from being opened or removed from the outside.
While uPVC casements offer fantastic security, aluminium casement windows are also highly secure. Despite their lightweight and slimline frames, they have the same security features offered with uPVC, but the compound strength of aluminium means they’re even more tough, durable, and able to withstand attempts to cut or crack it.
For more information on uPVC or aluminium casement windows for your home, contact the team at Majestic Designs today. With over 18 years’ trading, our experience has helped thousands of customers in and around Somerset with their casement window installations. Call us on 01934 741 294 or leave us a message on our contact form.