Casement windows or casements are a very popular window choice. This window type is built onto a frame through one or more hinges and opens like a door, either being swung inward or outward. Unlike a door which opens through a knob, casements open by some variation of a crank, levers or cam handles which are commonly positioned either at the bottom or at hand height. Aside from being used as means for opening or closing the window, the lever, crank and crank handles are also used to lock the windows.
With casement windows, the hinges are commonly located at the sides. You have the choice to use one or a pair in one common frame. Paired hinges are situated outside of the window. To enable them to remain open despite strong winds outside, casement windows are designed with a friction hinge, crank, or casement stay.
Among the many attractive design types of casements, the French casement windows are the most popular. Made with two separate panes of glass hinged on both sides, they are designed to open up unobstructed in the center. These days, French casement windows as well as other casement designs feature U PVC frames that are very secure and hassle-free, perfect for homeowners who are looking to refurbish their homes not only with practical but also with more stylized framing options.
Over the years, with the emergence of other window styles and designs, the popularity of casement windows slowly wavered. However, to this day, there are still a number of people who remain loyal to them. Casements are the most suitable option for rooms with windows that are positioned in hard to reach areas like those above countertops and cabinets.
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