When you decide to upgrade your windows, the easiest path to follow is to buy the same windows, but better. You could buy exactly the shape of your old windows and enjoy how the technology is constantly evolving. Done and Done.
But think of it this way: you have a little window of opportunity here (forgive the pun).
Casement windows have some great benefits that are worth exploring. Unlike more traditional double hung windows that open horizontally, casement windows open vertically like a door would open. They feature a turning mechanism that you use to crank them open.
You may hear people refer to these windows as crank windows. They have been around for a long time and are a very popular window in many parts of the world.
Here are some reasons why:
They offer a nice tight seal
If you got into this window replacement project for the energy efficiency boost, then you’re really going to like casements. Casement windows provide the tightest seal possible. They come with a multipoint locking system that seals tight on all four sides of the window. Once you crank your casement window closed, that extra little lock lets you know that you won’t be wasting energy.
Plenty of Peace of Mind
That tight seal can also bring you peace of mind when it comes to home security. Traditional sash windows can be pried open with a crowbar, but casements are much more secure.
Does your family have a plan for what to do in case of fire? Casement windows are sometimes used as egress…