Problems Installing Casement Windows

I just wrote an article on problems dealing with garden windows and it got me thinking about the bigger problems with casement windows. I can't believe how many times I have hit my head on a casement window, that was open.

It's time for me to share my secrets with the entire world. I don't know how many people I know, that have told me the same thing. Casement windows are dangerous and if they are installed around your home, you can expect to hit your head on them every once in a while, unless you never open them of course.

If you're planning on working in the garden or outdoors or anywhere near a casement window, simply make sure that they are closed or only open a few inches. Let me tell you why, if the garden window is opened more than a few inches, and your bent over working near one of these windows, as you straighten up, you could find yourself easily whacking your head against one of these casement windows.

I can't tell you how many times, I've walked into a casement window or it’s been an obstacle, as I've been trying to walk around a larger casement window, that is located in a confined area.

It was only a few years ago, where me and another contractor installed casement windows throughout the house we were working on. This house was near the beach and the homeowner love to casement windows. The house itself, was only about 3 feet away from the property line.

If the casement window is 2 foot wide, that means that it will be sticking out 2 feet from the house. If you only have 3 feet from the house to the fence, this makes it difficult to navigate your way around them efficiently.

Often the windows would be open and we needed to get materials from the front of the house to the back of the house. This would require us to waste time, by going in and closing the windows that someone left open.

This article is for anyone who is interested in installing casement windows on the first floor of any house. Casement windows that are located on the second floor, don't seem to create the same kind of problems.