Sash Vs Casement Windows

When it comes to period and listed properties, there are two main types of windows; Sash and casement. But what is the difference between a sash window and a casement window.

Sash windows

One of the biggest advantages of sash windows over casement windows is that because the windows slide up and down rather than opening outwards, they are more protected from the weather and tend to last longer. Sash windows became popular in the Georgian era and remained popular until the Edwardian era. 

Sash windows tend to be far more suited to a traditional home design and can add a distinctive and elegant feel to any home.

Their flat designs are often more practical when next to space restricted areas in gardens and patios. Hanging internal blinds and shutters with casement ironmongery can often be a challenge, but with Sash windows this becomes a far easier task, with an end result of more ventilation with no compromises on privacy

Casement windows

Casement windows are hinged windows, usually side hung. They started to gain popularity in the Edwardian era, and became the window of choice in the 1920s and 1930s onwards. 

Some of the very oldest windows still surviving today are casement windows. In Tudor times when glazed windows first started to emerge, casement style windows were made by fusing together a series of small panes of glass with lead. 

Due to their sleek and unobtrusive look it has made them very popular in modern design. Casement windows are often more energy efficient than Sash windows because it fits tightly against the frame when closed

Casement windows can also be easier to open, however well maintained Sash windows are too.

So whether you decide on Sash or Casement call Landmark Windows today for a free quotation on 01992 761455