Casement windows are the perfect replacement window for many people and homes. From excellent energy efficiency and ventilation to beautiful, unbroken views, casement windows have all the features you would expect from a great window. If you’re trying to decide what kind of windows to install during your upcoming window replacement project, here’s what you need to know about casement windows.
To open double hung windows, you must have enough strength enough to lift the sash. Though double hung windows are designed to be easy to lift, they can be awkward when you have to reach over a counter, a couch or a bed. Casement windows open via a crank and require less physical strength. This makes casements especially handy for awkward locations and for seniors aging in place.
While double hung windows are some of the most popular windows for residential settings, they have an obvious weakness: only half the window can open at any time. This is because sashes on single and double hung windows slide up and down on a track, and can only cover half the window, even when you open both the top and bottom sashes.
Casement windows are different because they open outward, like a door. When fully opened, the entire window opening is available to allow air flow into the house. A casement window can even capture wind and direct it into the house when it blows in the right direction.
With only one sash in the window, casement windows are known for their beautiful, unbroken views. Want the beauty of a picture window, but the ventilation of a window that opens and shuts? Sounds like you want a casement window.
Double hung windows, when closed, but unlocked, can be forced open from the outside. Casement windows can’t be forced open in the same way. Casements also have only one lever lock to secure the sash in multiple places, unlike double hung windows, which have two locks. This makes casements easier to lock and keep locked if needed.
One more point also worth making: Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York window frames are made from an ultra strong composite material made of reclaimed wood fiber and thermoplastic polymer. This material, called Fibrex, is one of the longest lasting, most durable and most secure window frame materials available.
Casement windows are more than just beautiful, they’re also long-lasting, durable, and secure. Are you installing windows in your home? Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro sells and installs windows made from long-lasting, durable materials, and offers a 20 year warranty for new window installations. To get started with your window replacement, call us at our toll free number (866) 609-5033, or contact us through our website.