Casement windows are a popular choice for window replacements in many homes. They are hinged at the side and swing outwards. Casement windows are easy to open and close since most of them come with a hand crank.
Casement Windows in the Home
Where should I install casement windows in my home? Casement windows are the perfect choice for a room with a view since they look like picture windows and do not have a rail, like double hung or sliding windows. Unlike picture windows, these can be opened with the crank to enjoy the fresh air outdoors. Additionally, casement windows may also be the perfect option for hard to reach places, such as over the kitchen sink or other appliances.
Added Security with Casement Windows
In addition to ease of use, the hand crank also serves as the window lock, which adds extra security to the windows. Casement windows are one of the most secure window options since the lock is attached to the window frame, which can give your family peace of mind. As an added bonus, casement windows are the second most weathertight window, behind picture windows, since the casement’s window seal directly aligns with the casement sash. This means extra savings on energy costs.
Pella Casement Windows
Pella’s casement windows have endless amounts of customization. They are available in several materials including: wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. The Pella 350 series casement window is made of durable vinyl material and is “54%-83% more energy efficient with triple-pane glass compared to a single pane window.” Pella’s 350 series casement window was also recognized as the most efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2016.
Customization in Casement Windows
Depending on your personal style, casement windows can be customized to fit any room and can be fitted with a grille. Grilles are a good way to add more visual interest to the space, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. In addition to grilles, casement windows come in a variety of materials and colors, with more options in customizing the window combinations.
Casement windows can increase your home’s value. Not sure if casement windows are right for your home? Contact Balducci Exteriors. We are experienced in window replacements, and can lead you in the right direction in choosing the right windows for your home. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate.