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WINDOW STYLE FOCUS: CASEMENT WINDOWS

A lot homeowners choose casement windows for windows installation in St. Charles MO. Casement windows are hinged at the side and open outward either to the left or right. Most of them are taller than they are wide, so they provide top-to-bottom ventilation. Casement window can be used alone or in pairs. Many varieties of this window type were developed over the years.

But what makes this particular window the preference of many? For one, it provides aesthetics especially suited for modern homes.

Here are other things worth knowing about casement windows:

PROS

• Energy efficiency. Casement windows are designed to promote energy efficiency. Compared with sliding windows, they have lower air leakage rates because the sash is closed by pressing against the window frame.

The casement windows that we at Renewal of Andersen® of St. Louis are made of Fibrex® and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Fibrex is an exclusive composite framing material that has the strength and stability of wood and the maintenance ease of vinyl. It insulates roughly 700 times better than aluminum. Compared with your st andard dual-pane glass, High-Performance Low-E4 glass is 56% more energy-efficient in summer and 45% more efficient in winter. It also blocks 83% of UV rays.

• Maximized ventilation. Since casement windows are opened sideways, they offer great ventilation, letting in natural and air when needed.

• Airtightness. Although they let a great deal of air in when opened, casement windows are airtight when closed. This is because the window seal meets the casement, preventing air from entering.

CONS

• Safety. If you have little kids at home, make sure that your casement windows are properly shut. Children might fall off on the other side (i.e., the outside) if not supervised.

• Tendency to break. Because casement windows are composed of many parts, there is a higher risk that the small parts will break, and the windows will not function smoothly. The common problem with casement windows is that the cracks and screws are no longer able to pivot. If you choose to get casement windows, invest in high-quality ones.

Still not sure whether casement windows in St. Charles MO are right for you? We can help you come to a decision. Give us at Renewal of Andersen of St. Louis a call today at (314) 208-3911.

Reviews

"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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