Casement windows are a fantastic choice for many Gold Coast homes, and whether you have them installed already or are thinking of making the switch, you may be wondering how casement windows can be made secure. Security screens are one of the most efficient ways to protect your home, but can you put security screens on casement windows? We will answer this common question below.
Can you put security screens on casement windows?
The good news is that yes, you absolutely can put security screens on casement windows. Although they are hinged and operated by a hand crank, we have developed an efficient way to install SecureView security screens on casement windows so that you can open the window as far as you like while staying completely safe. This does not infringe on the function of the window at all, so you can use it as you would normally with the peace of mind that your security screen is doing its job.
Do I need security screens?
If you’re planning on opening your casement windows to enjoy the fresh air and to control the temperature in your home, we highly recommend security screens so that you’re not risking the integrity of your home when you do this. They do not interrupt views or airflow but ensure that you can keep all of your windows open for as long as you like with complete peace of mind. Not only do they block and deter intruders, but they also prevent pests from entering your home through the windows, too.
We recommend steel mesh security screens for complete protection, but we offer a range of security screens that are all compatible with casement windows and can match any budget or requirement. They are all fully tested to Australian standards and have passed each risk assessment with flying colours.
What are the benefits of casement windows?
Casement windows offer many benefits, making them a top choice for many coastal Australian homes. They are affordable and durable, with ours tested to resist 360km/hour winds and 1000Pa water. This makes them ideal for extreme conditions on the coast as well as for letting in a breeze when the weather is hot by utilising their hinges to open them, allowing for good climate control.
The casement windows that open with hand cranks are perfect for any location in the home, even up high or above countertops or furniture. You can operate them vertically with the hand crank found at the base, making opening and closing effortless. There are so many colours, materials and styles to choose from that you will be able to find a casement window to suit you and match any aesthetic design.
Of course, perhaps the biggest benefit to using casement windows is that they are fully compatible with security screens so you can utilise all of these fantastic features without compromising on the security of your home.