Casement windows will enhance the beauty and comfort of your home like no other window can. These windows have a side-hinged sash that opens to the exterior of your home. They open by the use of a crank handle on the inside base of the window.
Casements are widely popular for many reasons. Their design easily adapts to any style of home, providing operation and performance features that can’t be matched by other operating windows.
One great advantage of a casement over all other operating windows is their ability to maximize and control the breeze and direct it into any area of your home. This is achieved by their unique 90° opening ability, which partially centres the sash, capturing the breeze from any direction.
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Whether you’re building a new home or you’re tired of feeling drafts around the windows in your current home, there are a lot of choices that go into purchasing new windows. Far from just glass in the wall, windows come in many types with many options. You’ll want to consider all of them so you can make the best choice for your lifestyle.
The type of window you choose for your house will be determined in part by whether you’re choosing windows for new construction or whether you’re replacing windows in a house that’s already built. For new construction, your only limitations are your budget and imagination. With replacement windows, you’ll want to choose windows that fit into the existing openings and that match the overall style of the house.
Your first decision is what style of window you want. There are two types of windows that swing open on a hinge. Casement windows are hinged on the side, while awning windows are hinged on the top. Two other types of windows open by having one window sash slide past another. Double-hung windows open by pulling one sash upward past the other. With gliding windows, you pull one sash to the side past the other.
There are also several types of stationary windows, meaning windows that don’t open. Bay or bow windows, project out from your house, creating an extension of sorts you’re your living space. Picture, Fixed or transom windows can be small windows designed to match your double-hung or casement windows, or they can be large, stand-alone windows. You can also request specialty windows, which may be curved or involve odd angles.
Another choice involved in windows is what type of glass to use. The basic type is clear glass, but interest in energy savings has led to the adding of tints and coatings to basic clear glass. Low-emissivity, or low-e, glass has a coating to reduce the transfer of heat through the window. Heat-absorbing glass is coated so that it absorbs incoming heat. Reflective glass has a reflective tint that reflects both heat and light from the window.
You can choose between double or triple glazed windows. With both options, the argon gas between the layers of glass acts as an insulator. Both options give qualify for Energy Star with the triple out performing the double, for that add extra “Comfort Level”