Casement windows or casements as they are called by some are replacement windows that are attached to a frame using one or more hinges. They are designed to open up and close like books because they swing in and out. They are made with different parts including a handle, frame, and hinges. Their handle makes them easier to open and close. There are other types of casement windows, which have levers, cranks, or cam handles. These parts are situated at the bottom or are situated at hand height for easy reach. Aside from being used to operate casement replacement windows, the levers, cranks, and cam handles are also intended to serve as locks.
The hinges of casement windows are situated at the sides and can be operated individually or as pairs in a common frame. The ones that have paired hinges have them situated outside. Casements are also made with a crank, friction hinge, or casement stay in order to prevent them from getting shut close by strong winds.
French casement replacement windows are another type, which are really popular. They have two separate panes of glass and are made with hinges at the sides. Their design lets them open up unobstructed at the center.
Even though these windows are way past the era when they were really popular, lots of homeowners still use them up to this day. This is because of the flexibility of their design, which allows them to be installed either as a single unit or as a group. They are popularly used in rooms with windows that are in areas that are hard to reach like those that are above cabinets and countertops.
One of the largest benefits of using casement windows would be the ease as to which they can be cleaned because of their ability to be swung open.
* Easy Clean Glass is included with Low-E/Argon