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Audel Complete Building Construction

Audel Complete Building Construction

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There are two types of casement windows—the out-swinging and
the in-swinging window. These windows may be hinged at the side,
top, or bottom. The casement window that opens out requires the
screen to be located on the inside. This type of window, when
closed, is most efficient as far as waterproofing. The in-swinging,
like double-hung windows, are clear of screens, but they are ex-
tremely difficult to make watertight. Casement windows have the
advantage of their entire area being opened to air currents, thus
catching a parallel breeze and slanting it into a room.
Casement windows are considerably less complicated in their
construction than double-hung units. Sill construction is very much
like that for a double-hung window, however, but with the stool
much wider and forming a stop for the bottom rail. When there are
two casement windows in a row in one frame, they are separated
by a vertical double jamb called a mullion, or the stiles may come
together in pairs like a French door. The edges of the stiles may be
a reverse rabbet, a beveled reverse rabbet with battens, or beveled
astragals. The battens and astragals ensure better weather tightness.
Figure 16-8 shows a typical casement window with a mullion.

Figure 16-8 A casement window.

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