A casement window
is hinged at the side and opens outward. It provides excellent ventilation—at times literally reaching out and catching the breeze. It looks like a narrow picture window
because, unlike double hung
or sliding windows
, it has no rail to obstruct the view.
Some casement windows
are simply pushed open, but most have a hand crank. Screens are placed on the inside of the window
, where they're more protected from the elements. If you're installing windows
over a sink, countertop or appliance, a casement window
with a crank can be the perfect solution.
One of the things to look for in a casement window
is how far it opens. The best open up perfectly perpendicular to the house for maximum ventilation.