A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges at the side. They are usually singly installed, or they can be in pairs as long as they share the same frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside. A casement stay will usually hold these windows open. There are two types of casement windows, the ones that are hinged on the top are called awning windows, and the ones hinged at the bottom are called hopper windows.
Casement windows are known to have lower air leakage rates compared to a sliding window. This is the case since casement windows close by pressing against the frame.
If you live in a hot climate, casement windows are an excellent choice in order to use natural ventilation strategies. Casement windows allow much more control of ventilation compared to other types of windows. When casement windows are hinged to open outward, they can be angled in a way that the breeze comes directly into the window.
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