Casement windows are a classic style of window that is mounted on side-mounted hinges so that they pivot open and closed vertically when an internal crank is rotated. One of the biggest benefits of this style of window is that it can be fully opening, something few other styles can boast. This makes them ideal when you want to get plenty of air into your home and ventilate it properly.
There are also lots of variations that can be used in casement window styles to ensure you get just the look you want for your home. These include using features such as a top-down grille, a colonial grill or no grill at all. You can add Georgian bars and window framing to further make the window into a feature in the room and the windows come in double glazing styles to help with energy efficiency and security of the house.
After fixed pane windows, casement styles are the more energy efficient. This is because the window sash pressed against the frame when closed, creating an airtight seal. This stops warm air getting out and cold air getting in. It can even help with lowering energy bills compared with other styles of window.
Finally, this style of window is also easy to open and close. You can use a single lever or tandem latches and there are even options such as automatic openers for people who have trouble with levers or latches.