A casement window is commonly a type of window that hangs on hinges that are attached to the vertical side of a window frame. They are sometimes known as “side hung” windows and, due to their hanging position, usually open the full length of the window frame in the same way as a door opens on its hinges.
What Are the Characteristics of a Casement Window?
Casement windows were first used right back in the 16th century, when glass was expensive and making large panes was a long and complicated process. Due to this, they more often than not consisted of a frame, usually made of cast iron, with lots of small pieces of glass joined together with lead to fit inside the frame. These pieces of glass were arranged in a lattice pattern.
As time moved on, window frames began to be constructed out of wood, and …