Replacing the windows in your period property can be daunting with so many options and styles to choose from. How do you decide when there are so many options? Here at Wood and Wisdom, we think you can’t go wrong with casement windows in Sussex whether you own a farm house, cottage or a barn conversion. They have so many great advantages and are always in demand; they can even increase the value of a property, making them a great investment!
If you want to learn more about casement windows, we’ve put together all you need to know.
What are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are hinged on the side and the sash opens horizontally opposite the hinge.
Their traditional appearance makes them more popular in older homes, and they allow for full ventilation from top to bottom of the window opening.
So, what are the benefits of casement windows, and why are they such a hit with prospective buyers?
A huge perk of casement windows is their look and the versatility of their design. Their appearance, reminiscent of stately English homes, keeps a house looking fresh whilst remaining traditional and in-keeping with surroundings.
As energy wastage becomes an ever-more prominent problem in modern day homes, increasingly casement windows are receiving praise for their energy efficiency. When closing your window, the frame presses right against the sash and creates an airtight seal, meaning that less heat can escape from your warm, cosy home.
Unlike the closed tops of double-hung windows, casement windows open completely, allowing for excellent ventilation around the home. This can come in handy for old homes which may get a little musty from time to time and can have problems with damp and mould, meaning good air flow is essential. Their wide surface also allows for more light, helping to make a home brighter which is always more appealing.
Safe and Secure
If you are worried about potential break-ins or just want to feel safer in your home, casement windows are definitely the window choice for you! Their hook shaped locks which are embedded deep inside the frame create a very secure close; it will be impossible for anyone to get to them.
Increase Property Value
As we mentioned, installing new casement windows can increase your property value and make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, for all the reasons we just mentioned! If that is not a selling-point, we don’t know what is.