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Casement windows are ones which swing out from the side. They are often installed as part of a window installation but can be installed as a single window as well. They work well in locations where you cannot easily push a window sash up, such as above kitchen sinks or countertops.
Advantages of Casement Windows
Casement windows come in a large variety of designs, sizes, and materials. They work well when combined as part of a larger window installation, such as in bay, bow, or French windows.
Casement windows are one of the most energy-efficient windows. The sash creates an airtight seal against the window frame when closed making it hard for air to get through.
Casement windows are an excellent way to ventilate due to opening from the side.
Casement windows also provide unobstructed views since the window is made up of one sash.
Disadvantages of Casement Windows
You cannot install window air conditioners into casement windows due to the windows cranked outward. Air conditioners need windows which slide up and down to secure a window conditioner unit.
Casement windows, in most cases, cannot have screens or storm windows. Since the casement window opens outward screens and storm windows would get in the way and stop you from being able to open the window.
You’re somewhat limited on window sizes with casement windows due to casement windows opening outwards. The sash has to be light enough that the window frame can support the weight while open.