Casement windows have a single glass panel that swings open to the outside. Typically, they swing outward, away from the frame and the wall, from a single hinge. Some casement windows can swing outward up to 90 degrees from the building. These windows usually operate via a crank that makes the window simple to open and close for San Diego homeowners.
Casement windows are perfect for windows where an unobstructed view is desired, especially San Diego homes in canyon areas or along the coast with beach views. Since casement windows open outward, interior space and the view outside is maximized. Window manufacturers offer different colors and standard or custom sizes of casement windows. Many manufacturers even offer energy efficient and energy star compliant options as well.
There are a couple things to remember when considering casement windows for your San Diego home. First, you may want to use HD window screens to maximize the view through your casement windows, considering their best feature is unobstructed views. Secondly, since many casement windows open a full 90 degrees outward, outdoor space for the window pane to open is required.