When you are choosing replacement windows for your house, there are all kinds of options out there. One choice is to use something called casement windows. Casement windows are slightly different from the windows in most houses. Most windows slide up and down on a sash, or maybe side to side. A casement window hangs on two hinges, usually on the sides and open from the side out from the house. A casement window operates very similarly to a door. You can also find casement windows that are hinged from the top, but they are less common than the ones that are hinged from the side. There are a lot of benefits to choosing to install casement windows for your home.
If you love to have your windows open for fresh air and ventilation, then casement windows can be the right windows for you. That's because you can open the windows up more than you could with a sash window, giving more space for the fresh air to come in. Then, there's also the fact that the window can act as a funnel and direct the air into your house better. You can also direct the breeze into various areas of your room somewhat, depending on how open the window is.
You want to do everything that you can to make sure that your family is safe. Anyone who is trying to break into your house is going to try to find the easiest way possible in. That can mean going after locks on your windows. A sash window's locked can be jimmied, making it easier to get in through that window. However, the way that casement windows are made and the way that the locks are set up into the frame means that it is nearly impossible for the locks to be jimmied open because they are impossible to reach from the outside, for all intents and purposes, which keeps your family much safer. The locks are set into the frame of the windows and are a crescent hook, which is simple for you to use from the inside.
If you are trying to choose the right replacement windows for your house, there are all kinds of options out there. Casement windows may be the perfect choice for you. They have all kinds of benefits, including a lot of choices in appearance, letting you find the windows that will be perfect for your house.