If you’re the kind of person who enjoys upgrades and classy home designs, you might consider installing casement windows in your new or remodeled home. They bring a romantic look to any room, while also being great for energy efficiency. Here’s a quick guide to casement windows and a few reasons why you should consider adding them to your home (for more information, contact us!).
They’re great for hard-to-reach areas
You’ve probably tried to push up a single or double-hung window that’s in an awkward place, such as over a kitchen sink. It’s nearly impossible unless you’re very tall. Casement windows make these areas easy since you don’t need the same kind of leverage to open them. Simply use the hand crank and they’ll open right up, giving you plenty of fresh air where you want it.
They let in lots and lots of fresh air
If you really enjoy having tons of springy air gently wafting through your home, casement windows might be your answer. The entire window opens outward, allowing the whole window space to become a breath of fresh air. To contrast, single and double-hung windows only allow about half of the window space to open, cutting your fresh air in half.
They let you clean inside and outside the window easily
Simply open one of the windows to access the outside of the other window to clean it, and then wipe clean the inside of the windows. Easy access makes casement windows great for otherwise hard-to-clean spaces in your house.
They’re energy efficient
When the wind is howling outside, it causes the casement window to shut even tighter. This allows you to keep drafts out and your energy bills down.
They’re great for aiding those with physical issues
If you’ve had a recent surgery, deal with a chronic ailment, or you care for someone with a physical limitation, casement windows are a great option to assist them with independently opening windows. Single and double-hung windows require the ability to push and pull, but casement windows operate simply with a hand crank.
If you’re ready to install casement windows in your home, schedule a professional consultation with Peak Custom Remodeling!