When you start looking into the different types of replacement windows, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. Each type of window has their own unique advantages, but one style that often gets overlooked is the casement window. However, many Chicago homeowners can benefit from installing casement windows in several places, but what exactly are they and how do they differ from other styles?

Casement windows are fairly simple in design with a single hinge on the side holding a flat pane of glass. With this style, the windows swing open horizontally. Unlike some styles, you have to operate the window with a hand crank that sits on the window sill. 

Unobstructed Views

Because of the design of these windows, you get one clear view. There are no grids or lines that obstruct the pane, so these are a great option for places where you want to enjoy the scenery. You can also get the windows in various sizes so that you can enjoy however big or small of a view that you desire.

Increased Security

For homeowners who are always concerned about security and preventing break-ins, we recommend casement windows for the sole fact that they offer better protection than other styles. Since all four sides of the window seal into the sash, it is harder for thieves to break in when the window is locked from the inside. The locks on this window style are also unique in that they have a hook shape that embeds into the frame so that thieves can’t pry the window open like they could do to double hung windows.

Controlled Ventilation

If you have a room in your Chicago home that needs a little extra ventilation, then casement windows are an excellent fit. Whether you need them in a laundry room or basement, the entire casement window can be opened to give you optimized ventilation while the sash guides all of the fresh air right into your home. The design of these windows allows them to pull a breeze into your home that would otherwise pass by, so it is great for people that struggle to get ventilation in their home.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of casement replacement windows, you should pick up the phone and get in contact with the Chicago window installers of Auburn Corporation. You can discuss your needs with our experts to see if our windows are the right fit for your home, or you can request a complimentary project quote by filling out our online form.