Last week, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island introduced some of the advantages of installing high-performance, custom crafted replacement patio doors. This week, let’s talk about one of the most popular replacement windows on the market: the casement window.
What’s so great about casement replacement windows, you ask? Well, here are a few details for you to consider.
8 Casement Replacement Window Features that Benefit Long Island Homeowners
#1. Directional Airflow. One of the top features homeowners mention in reference to casement windows is the superior directional airflow casements provide. The design literally captures the air and brings it indoors – even if there is only a slight breeze. This is particularly advantageous in areas where you need to lower indoor humidity levels by encouraging natural ventilation like in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens for starters.
#2. Easy One-Hand Operation. The single operational handle mounted on the lower edge makes this one of the easiest windows to open and close, especially over a counter or sink where double-hung windows would be harder to reach.
#3. Versatility. When it comes to versatility, the casement style is in a class by itself. Traditional mounting has the hinges on either the left or right side of the window and the crank on the lower edge. It is possible in some cases to rotate the window unit where the hinges are on the top or bottom, essentially creating a look that is similar to an awning window. Remember that the casement style doesn’t offer the same water-shedding feature as an awning though, so you wouldn’t want to crank open the windows while rain or snow is falling.
#4. Safety & Security. Concerned about safety and security in your home? While casements are super easy to operate, the “hooked” locking device makes it virtually impossible for someone to jimmy the lock from outside. This means the only way to gain unauthorized entry is to break the glass, which would trigger your safety alarm or create a noise loud enough to alert anyone at home during the attempted break-in.
#5. Easy Egress. Along with preventing break-ins, casement windows allow easier exits during an emergency – depending on the size, of course – because they move the glass away from the frame, exposing a wider opening than many other styles.
#6. Flexibility. Typically, you’ll find this flexible window style is built taller than they are wide, making them an excellent choice for side lites near the main entrance door and in narrow halls where you want plan to replace fixed windows to add another ventilation point.
#7. Low Maintenance Features. When built with high-performance Fibrex frames, casement replacement windows make perfect sense for the homeowner looking for a low-maintenance, easy-care home improvement solution. Fibrex frames will never crack, split, rot, mildew or fade, and since the screen is mounted on the inside, you’ll be able to clean the screen and both interior and exterior glass surfaces from the comfort of your home. This is especially helpful for homeowners with a multi-story home.
#8 Energy Efficiency. Versatile, durable, beautiful, highly functional and stronger security – what more could you expect? How about enhanced energy-efficiency? With a double-pane, gas between the glass window unit over a single-pane window it is possible to save between 10% and 25% off heating and cooling costs, according to industry research.
Learn More About Modern, High-Performance Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Casement Replacement Windows
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