As you decide on which new windows to install in your home, casement windows are likely to be amongst the options. Consider these five benefits to choosing them, then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free in-home consultation or stop by our showroom at 9750 Topanga Canyon Blvd. to see our unique options in person.
- You Get Incredible Ventilation
- You’ll Enjoy Lovely Views
- You’ll Enjoy Extra Security in Your Home
- They Are Essentially Weatherproof
When you install a double-hung window, you’re able to open half the window. However, when you open your casement window, you can open it up in its entirety. This gives you much better ventilation. The open area allows fresh air to come in and refresh your home, which can also help boost your home’s energy efficiency.
If your home has a view of something lovely, make sure that your windows do it justice. One way to do that is by installing a casement windows. They do not have the grid lines you’d see on double hung windows, which are called muntons. Without those lines, you get an unobstructed view of whatever is outside your window.
The way that casement windows are built can provide better security than many other types of windows. Why? Because all four sides of a casement window seals into the sash when you have the window locked from the inside. This makes it much harder for a potential thief to break into your home. The locks in question have hooks shapes that are imbedded right into the frame, which further prevents them from being pried open.
The weather here may not be as extreme as it is in other parts of the country but it is still important to keep the elements out. A casement window has a strong locking mechanism that prevents rain, wind, and snow from getting into your home. Also, the fact that there is just a single pane of glass instead of two means that there are no gaps where air can pass through as would be the case with a double hung window.
Casement Windows Are Not Right for Every Situation
While we love the way casement windows can help make a home more beautiful, secure, and cozy, they are not right for all situations. For example, they cannot accommodate window air conditioners because there is nothing to hold the air conditioner in place. Some parents of small children may not want casement windows if they are worried that their child may crawl out. However, installing a screen can be a great way to protect against this issue.
If you are ready to find out more about casement windows, or your other options, then we welcome your call to Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200. We are standing by to provide you with the exceptional service you should expect from your local window and door company.