Having functional and easy-to-open windows are very important for a number of reasons. It encourages good airflow and helps homeowners to allow more clean and fresh air into their home. That is, if your windows are difficult to open and close, you are much less likely to use them. You might just keep them closed instead of dealing with the hassle.
Of course, style is another major issue to consider if you are going to install new windows. Casement windows are considered to be one of the most stylish window types. Even though they aren't the most common type of movable window fixture, there are still many great arguments for using casement windows on residential properties. This article explains the main advantages of having casement window fixtures.
Simple and Functional
The beauty of casement fixtures is their simplicity and usability. The fact that they are controlled by a simple hinge, similar to those on a door, make them low maintenance and easy to operate. But, there are many different types of casements. For example, there are casement fixtures which are controlled by gears and cranks. These are important to have on large fixtures (windows that are hard to reach) that would otherwise be difficult to open and close manually. There are also modern fixtures that have electronic controls. However, the majority of casement fixtures are simply free swinging on hinges, meaning they are opened and closed with a simple push.
Let the Light In
One thing that people love about casement fixtures is that they let more light in and don't block your view out the window. Traditionally, a casement fixture is going to be made out of one single pane of glass. This glass is unbroken and has no panes or sashes in the middle.
Also, there is less likely to be operational problems with casement fixtures. With sliding window fixtures, you always need to worry about friction and duplication. That is, when the tracks of a sliding fixture get dirty, they can be difficult to slide. Even though casement fixtures do need to be kept clean, the movable sash will remain easy to operate. The only issue you might have is with the cranking device on mechanically controlled fixtures. It can be expensive to repair a broken crank mechanism. They are sturdy and usually don't break if you take care of your windows.
All in all, it's hard to match the functionality and simplicity of casement fixtures.