What Is A Casement Window ?

There is a wide range of windows that are used in homes or other types of buildings; they include double hung, sliding, picture, bow, bay, jalousie and casement windows in Los Angeles, CA. All these windows are different; they are different in the way they are hung and the way they are used.

Casement windows are not as popular as they were many years ago but they are still frequently used. This type of window of a hinged frame that opens and closes book style, the window can swing in or out depending on the installation requirements. The entire window consists of the frame, glass, hinges and in many cases crank mechanism that opens and closes the window. There are several styles of casement windows in Los Angeles, CA.

A typical casement window is hung vertically; the typical window is deeper than it is wide. The window can have hinges on either the left or the right hand side and they open either in or out. This is a typical single window, what is called a “French casement” is one where there are a pair of windows, one hung on the right of the frame, the other hung on the left. These two windows open with an unobstructed view in the center. Another style is called “awning” and for a good reason. This window is hinged at the top and opens out from the bottom. Prior to the introduction of sash windows, casement windows were extremely popular, today they can be found on older Tudor style homes.

Replacement casement windows are readily available and they often have features not found on the original window. In the pat the window was often latched on the side and was opened simply by pushing out and pulling in. Today, replacements usually have a crank mechanism to open and close them or if they have lever handles these are also used as the window lock. Casement windows can be installed as a stand-alone unit or be installed in multiples, grouping them together.

Even though casement windows in Los Angeles, CA can be made to either swing in or out, very few people have swing in windows due to the space the window takes while opening and closing it. In small rooms in particular a casement window that swings in is an impediment. Inward swinging casement windows also interfere with window coverings such as curtains, drapes or blinds.

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