Casement Windows Offer Greater Versatility
Written by: Stephanie Stevens | Date: Sunday, 30th October 2011
Replacement casement windows are a particularly popular choice of window for those refurbishing an older home. Casement windows have become a very popular window used by many people, especially in areas such as the western parts of the United States, and for a number of excellent reasons.
They operate in a similar way to a door, in as much as they have a hinge on one side, allowing them to be opened very wide indeed. One of the unique benefits of this style of casement window is the fact that they are operated by the use of a crank from the inside. This crank system allows the window to be opened a little, or opened fully, without having to stretch and reach the window itself.
In many homes there are fixed windows where it would be difficult, or impossible, to reach to open. Vinyl casement windows solve this problem, and in areas such as above a landing, over a staircase or above units, a casement window provides the option to have large window installed, and one that opens fully, without any inconvenience or stretching required.
Needless to say, gaining a window that is both much bigger in size and can also be opened provides much greater versatility, allows more light into the home, and also provides the ability to let fresh air into the home in places where it would otherwise have been impossible.
Because the windows are manufactured in complete units, and have the hinge on one side, they can easily be closed up fully, creating a highly effective seal which will ensure that there are no drafts entering the house, nor heat escaping. Not only that, but another advantage of the fact that these windows types are manufactured in complete units means that the glass can be either double, or triple glazed, providing unrivaled heat retention and insulation. Casement windows really can provide the best of both world - more light and ventilation, whilst helping to cut heating and lighting bills at the same time, with no inconvenience or stretching required to operate them.
You will find these come in a wide range of sizes, styles and from a number of different materials. Size is almost no problem, and you can easily consider a casement window as a viable alternative to existing windows, whether they be small windows above kitchen cupboards, or large picture windows in the main rooms of your home. There is almost no aspect of a replacement casement window which cannot be customized, and so if you are considering having such a window installed, you are advised to browse the many choices and options available, as you will almost certainly find a combination that suits your property perfectly.
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Typical materials used in the manufacture of the windows include vinyl, aluminum and traditional wood, and these can be produced in a very wide range of colors, with both interior and exterior colors available separately if you wish. The grilles included in the window frame are also available in a range of different patterns and styles, so that there really will be a combination that will suit your room absolutely.
With their versatility, and excellent ventilation and insulation properties, it really is no surprise that casement home windows have become one of the most popular choices when people decide to change the style of their windows.
If you are considering new windows in your home, you are advised to contact a reputable window contractor who will be able to discuss your needs with you, and help you to select a style and range of options that will provide an attractive and convenient way to refurbish your home's glazing.
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