Casement windows are hinged windows and open vertically, unlike the awning windows that open out from the top. Because of this, these windows are ideal for moisture-prone rooms. These types of windows have a clean and elegant look to them. They can come in several configurations. Choose from a colonial-style grille, a grille-less look, and more to complete that perfect expression for your home. Maybe you would rather to with two casement windows side-by-side for that French door look. Or perhaps you would like to place them in conjunction with a picture window for a timeless look. The options are endless.
Another advantage to casement windows is the security they provide. Compared to other windows, it is harder to break into a casement window. Although no window is foolproof, it will be more difficult for an intruder to break the glass and turn the crank as opposed to breaking the glass and opening the latch of a double-hung window.
Casement windows are also low maintenance. All that is needed is to clean the sashes and windowpane. They are also fade, crack, and chip-resistant so you do not have to worry about repairing or replacing the sashes.
Casement windows are the most energy-efficient windows that are meant to be opened. The only window that is more efficient than casement windows are picture windows, but picture windows are not meant to be opened.
The sashes of casement windows press into the frame when the window is closed, creating a tight seal on all four sides. The tighter the window is closed, the better the seal. When opened, these windows will provide all the needed ventilation you want for your home.
When it comes to caring for your casement windows, there are several steps you will want to take to ensure the longevity of your windows. Follow the below guidelines to care for your casement windows.
The first step to keeping up with your windows is to lubricate the hinges. This includes the locking mechanisms, operating arms, and crank unit. Be sure to completely clean the hinges and remove any dirt and debris before starting the lubricating process.
The second step is to clean the sashes. This is an essential step with casement windows since debris can accumulate and not allow the window to shut appropriately.
The third and final step is to clean the glass panes. Simply use your favorite glass or window cleaner and a soft towel or terry cloth to wipe the glass down and dry.
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