What are Casement Windows?
Casement Windows boast the best energy efficient window style. Also referred to as a ‘crank’ window, casement windows allow a sleek style to will improve not only the amount of light let into your house, but curb appeal as well.
The Casement Window will come in at an amazing 0.26 U-Factor! Why do you ask? Very simply, the Casement windows seals up the tightest of all the windows. The “crank” handle seals up the window against air much like a submarine seals up the cabin against water.
Not only is it the most energy efficient window, but on the flip side, it will open a full 90 degrees to allow the most air flow through the house and allows the most visibility. Which makes it a perfect window for folks who like the view from their house.
What are the Disadvantages to Casement Windows? The Double Hung Window Dominates the St. Louis Window Market. Our friend the Casement is trying to make a come back here in St. Louis/ St. Charles. The issue many people have with Casements is they are slow to open. And many customer associate the casement window with breaking parts and not being able to open their window. Both Great Lakes and Beethworth make an amazing product and stand behind their parts, so this should not be an issue. However, Casements do typically have a higher price tag than Double Hung Windows. Are they worth it? That is up to you