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GETTING TO KNOW CASEMENT WINDOWS – PART 3: CARING FOR YOUR CASEMENT WINDOW

Casement windows may be tough, durable, built to last, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t benefit from receiving some TLC from you. What’s good about carrying out proper maintenance is that every effort you make will pay off, ensuring that your casement window is always in top condition. Here are some h andy tips to get you started on caring for casements:

Be Careful with the Cleanup

Before you start cleaning, keep in mind that certain window coatings and materials can be damaged by harsh chemicals. It’s best to consult the window experts (or the manufacturer itself) to see if there are any specific cleaning instructions for your casement window. Even brushing off dust can end up with a few scratches on the glass surface if you’re not careful! You can use commercial cleaners but you’re generally good to go with just some mild soap and water.

Be Aware of Your Window’s Surroundings

While casement windows can open really wide, it comes at the cost of requiring a large area for the sashes or panels to move in. Carelessly pushing out a casement window can cause it to hit something like a plant or tree, or even a person walking by. It’s much safer to look around first before fully opening the window.

Be Slow and Gentle

Casement windows are easy to use so there’s no need to be forceful around them. In fact, hurriedly opening or closing the window can cause a strong enough impact to shatter the glass panels or cause the hinges to loosen up. Don’t slam your windows shut; take it easy and your window will be less likely to get damaged.

Use the Window as a Window

Many people make the mistake of hanging stuff on casement windows (especially if it has large enough h andles). Hinges are designed to only support the weight of the window itself so hanging objects on it adds unnecessary strain that leads to premature wear and tear.

The casement window will make an excellent addition to any home. Treat it right and you’ll definitely make the most out of your investment.

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Jun 23, 2022

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