Old, inefficient windows affect your home’s overall comfort and also increase your energy consumption costs. You can choose from a variety of options for windows installation. Among them are double-hung, bay, slider and casement. Casement windows, however, are one of the most popular choices for replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta takes a look at the merits of two types of casement windows: in-swing and out-swing.
In-Swing Casement Windows
In-swing casement windows open inwards, as the name implies. This feature makes them quite easy to clean. They are also energy-efficient, safe and secure. Lastly, they are exceptional with regards to thermal performance and can complement any home. They provide a sweeping, wide view when open, with no center post to spoil the scenery.
Out-Swing Casement Windows
Traditional out-swing casement windows swing out to the exterior of your home. They offer the same benefits as in-swing casement windows. Since they swing outward, they can block the way of heavy foot traffic outside. Nonetheless, they do not create a barrier to the furnishings inside the house. The out-swing casement provides an unobstructed view of the outdoors and full ventilation.
In-Swing vs. Out-Swing
Both types will let you enjoy all a casement window’s benefits as well as peace of mind knowing you chose a great window style. The only difference between the two is how they open. When you open a casement window, you swing the whole window open. Double-hung windows allow opening of either the lower half or the upper half.
Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta is your trusted local windows company. To get your project started, call us at (888) 908-3332 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free, in-home consultation. We serve homes in Atlanta, GA, and many other nearby areas. We look forward to working with you.