Casement windows are a popular type of window that can add both style and functionality to your home. They are hinged on the side or the top and open outward, allowing for easy ventilation and airflow. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of casement windows and why they might be the right choice for your home.
Benefits of Casement Windows
1. Energy Efficiency: Casement windows are one of the most popular types of windows chosen by our customers. Whilst opening in a traditional “British” manner, outward opening casement windows seal tighter into the frames the more the wind blows against them. Modern construction designs of profiles, across all materials, envelope the glass tightly and provide great thermal performance. They can help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which can save you money on your energy bills.
2. Easy Operation: Casement windows are easy to operate, as they are typically opened and closed with a cranked shape handle. The design of the handles keeps your hand away from the outer frame during the opening. This makes them a great option for hard-to-reach areas, such as above a kitchen sink or in a high-ceilinged room. Handle positions can also be altered on a number of systems to allow easy access for wheelchair users.
3. Great Ventilation: Because casement windows open outward, they provide excellent ventilation and airflow. Nearly all of our casement windows come with a secure locking ventilation position This can help keep your home feeling fresh and airy, and can also help reduce the risk of mould and mildew growth.
4. Security: Casement windows are typically more secure than other types of windows, as they are difficult to force open from the outside. With enhanced products tested to the latest security requirements for building regulations, you can have peace of mind and help protect your home from break-ins.
5. Aesthetic Appeal: Casement windows have a classic look that can add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. They come in a variety of styles and materials, including wood, Alu-clad, UPVC, and aluminium, so you can choose the option that best suits your home’s design.
Tips for Choosing Casement Windows
1. Consider the Size: Casement windows can vary in size, so it’s important to choose the right size for your home. Make sure to measure the space where you want to install the window and choose a size that will fit comfortably in that space.
2. Choose the Right Material: Casement windows are available in a variety of materials, including wood, Alu-clad, UPVC, and Aluminium. Consider the durability, maintenance requirements, and aesthetic appeal of each material when choosing the right one for your home.
3. Consider the Glass: Casement windows can be double-glazed and triple-glazed in most cases. All glass comes with at least 1 x low-emissivity (Low-E) coating and argon gas between the panes. These improve the energy efficiency of the glazed units and to add to this, in most cases, a thermally insulated spacer bar is used. New Part L regulations have specific U Value or BFRC requirements to follow for both new build and replacement – Vinco look at this collectively when assessing a project, or in the case of a new build liaises directly with the architects who are often making an SAP calculation (total heat loss calculation for a building).
In conclusion, casement windows are a great choice for homeowners who want a stylish and functional window option. With their energy efficiency, easy operation, ventilation, security, and aesthetic appeal, they are a versatile and practical choice for any home. When choosing casement windows, consider the size, material, and glass to ensure that you get the right option for your home.