Whether you are completely renovating your home or just looking to upgrade a few of its features, the windows can have a massive effect on the overall look and feel of your property from both the inside and outside. Your window choices can even have an impact on the curb appeal of a property and the energy efficiency, increasing the overall value of your home.
Sash Window vs. Casement Window
Choosing between sash and casement windows may be an overlooked consideration when embarking on home improvements; however, it must be an informed decision where comprehensive and proper research needs to be done to match your desired outcome.
Casement and sash windows are currently the two most popular choices in the UK and what you are likely to see in most properties. Both have unique qualities and styles to match your desired aesthetic.
Due to their appealing appearance, many modern homeowners choose to have sash windows at the front of their property, with the more cost-effective casement windows to the rear.
What is a Sash Window?
Sash windows slide either horizontally or vertically. They can either be single-hung or double-hung. Double-hung sash windows allow both sides of the window to be moved, providing more air ventilation, whereas, on a single-hung window, only half of the pain can be shifted.
This window style is a popular choice for historic houses or homes that have been built with Georgian or Victorian properties in mind – they can look amazing set amongst the backdrop of natural stone or grey brick.
What is a Casement Window?
Casement windows are what we tend to see on most UK homes. They tend to open outwards on a hinge, however, can be installed to open inwards if you prefer. They fully open, giving you good airflow and an abundance of natural light.
Casement windows can offer more security than their sash alternative as the lock on them is harder to break – this can also be noisier than an attempted break on a sash window.
What are the Main Differences Between a Sash and Casement Window?
Sash windows are usually more time-consuming to fit; they also require more skill and so tend to be the more expensive option.
Sash windows will provide better overall ventilation to a room as their design allows the air to circulate more freely than the casement window.
Casement windows are more energy-efficient; they create a tighter seal when closed to prevent draughts.
Both windows will undoubtedly let in a good amount of natural light; however, as a sash window will always have an area where the two panes meet, casement windows will let in slightly more light as only one pane of glass is used.
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