For many homeowners with vintage-style homes, casement windows are a classic favorite. Unlike sash windows, which slide vertically, they swing open instead. A minor debate even exists about how these windows operate. Some say casement windows should swing out while others insist that they should swing in, but which exactly is the right answer?
There Is No Right Answer
The fact is that there are no hard-and-fast rules about this. Whichever way your casement windows go is entirely up to you. But if you want to make the most of how they operate, there are a few essentials you may consider. For instance:
- Take aesthetics into account. Casement windows look their best when their hinged side is closest to the corner. This placement ensures that they will open toward the middle, providing a pleasant view from the inside or outside without any obstructions. To create a better visual effect, make sure your window trim color is a good match for your siding palette.
- Keep your casement windows in pairs. If you have multiple casement windows in one room, put them close together, and have them open in opposite directions. This helps create a larger opening for letting fresh, cool breezes into your home. Another way to increase your room’s access to natural ventilation and direct airflow more effectively is to crank the casement windows at a 45-degree angle.
- Position the hinges on the outside. By doing so, your casement windows will open like double doors, allowing more natural light to stream into your home.
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While Twin Cities Siding Professionals specializes in siding installation, we can also take care of your window replacement needs. We offer a wide selection of high-quality replacement windows, including casement windows, from trusted industry name, Marvin®. Just turn to us, an Angie’s List Certified professional, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss with you our window options. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out this contact form to schedule your home exterior evaluation. We proudly serve Minneapolis, MN, and all areas in the Twin Cities.