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The Benefits of Casement Windows

Posted on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Casement_Hardware_loResWhen considering replacing the windows in your home, you will quickly realize that there are many options to choose from. However, no one type of window will likely work throughout your entire home. Different rooms and window placements may necessitate you consider multiple window options. One option that you should take the time to consider would be casement windows. Casement windows provide homeowners with many benefits, as they are an energy-efficient, easy to use variety of window that provides great ventilation year round. While we have previously touched upon the benefits of casement windows, here are just a few more of the many reasons you should consider them for your home.

 

 

 

Easy Operation

Casement windows are generally operated via a hand cranks (pictured above). This makes these windows simple to open and close, and makes them ideal for placement in hard to reach places such as above countertops, furniture, and high up in the wall. Rather than having to struggle to pull open a window that is in a difficult location, you can easily open a casement window as long as you can reach the hand crank, which is usually located at the bottom of the window.

 

Energy-Efficiency

Casement windows are widely considered to be one of the most energy-efficient window options available. While all modern windows are extremely energy-efficient, and are oftentimes made with double or triple-paned low-e glass, casement windows provide even greater energy efficiency. This is due to the fact that the window sash presses against the frame when the casement window closes, resulting in a near airtight seal. This greatly increases the window’s energy efficiency, as this tight seal helps to prevent air from entering or escaping your home. Thusly, you will likely find that rooms with casement windows have a more consistent temperature, and that these windows help to keep your energy bills down year-round.

 

Great Ventilation

One of the greatest benefits of casement windows is the great ventilation they provide. Unlike other types of windows, which slide open half way, casement windows swing out. This allows the entire window opening to provide airflow and ventilation into your home. Furthermore, opening upwards the way they do, casement windows can provide great ventilation no matter the weather. This is due to the fact that when casement windows are open, the window itself can provide shelter, deflecting the elements away from the window opening. Thusly, if you are one who enjoys listening to the rain outside, you can crack a casement window without having to worry about it allowing water to enter your home.

 

Affordable

For the budget conscious homeowner, the affordability of casement windows is one of their greatest attributes. In fact, for those wanting to upgrade their home’s windows, casement windows are one of the most affordable windows available, making them a great option to consider in comparison to pricier options. However, as with all window options, the price of casement windows will vary depending on a variety of factors such as the size of the windows being installed, the quality of the windows including the number of panes, and any extra features you choose to add such as an energy-efficient coating.

 

For the homeowner who wants to update their home’s windows looking for a great value, casement windows are one of the best options available. Casement windows strike the perfect balance between functionality, performance, and affordability. However, while casement windows are great for many areas of your home, you may find that they do not work in areas with high foot traffic outside of your home. Thusly, you will want to consider alternative replacement window options for such areas in your home. Contact us to find out about other affordable replacement window options, as well as to find out about having your home’s windows replaced.  

 

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