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Types Of Windows: Get A Clear Look At Your Options With This Overview Of Styles

02/03/2013 02:48 pm ET | Updated Apr 05, 2013
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Get a clear look at your options with this overview of window styles:

Casement

What it is: A window that is hinged on the right- or left-hand side and opens outward with a turn of a crank handle.

Pro: It offers excellent ventilation. And since this model is sealed all the way around when shut, it boasts a low air-leakage rate and good noise reduction.

Con: Because it swings out, it won’t work near a walkway or a deck. The crank can get tedious.

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