Casement windows are windows that open up like doors. In other words, they feature hinges on the right and left side of the window, with the non-hinged side locking into place in the middle by way of a latch. Unlike a door, however, casement windows don’t open by way of a handle. Instead, they are typically opened by a crank-like structure of some kind. Although there are some good things about this type of window, it’s important to also be aware of the potential drawbacks before going ahead with casement windows installation Toronto residents.
Because the window seal on a casement window comes in contact with the casement sash directly, straight on.
There is no give to the seal, like there is with other types of windows where the seal needs to slide to be opened and/or closed. In addition, because there is no need to slide the seal, the seal won’t experience as much wear and tear and it will have a longer lifespan.
More parts to break down
the elements, casement windows can be vulnerable to breakage. They can pose logistical problems If not planned properly, casement windows can pose logistical problems. In other words, because they open outwards, having too many casement windows in close proximity may mean that some of them are not able to open
all the way (or at all). Careful planning is necessary when installing multiple casement windows.
AC units won’t fit
window unit, window AC units and casement windows don’t mix. It’s possible to purchase specially designed window units for casement windows, but they are much more expensive than units for traditional windows.
Wait, we said that having a screen on the inside was a benefit! It’s true; in some ways the interior screen of a casement window is actually a plus, but there are cons to this, too. If you have small children or pets, their penchant for looking out the window can easily result in damage to the screen from little fingers and claws.