Windows are one of the most important parts of your home. As such, the kind of windows you’ll choose will greatly affect your home’s design, natural lighting and energy efficiency. This is why it’s important to pick the right one for your home. In today’s post, your expert on windows and doors answers the most frequently asked questions on one of the most popular window styles: casement windows.
When Do I Use Casement Windows
Casement windows are operated by opening them outward using a crank. With that in mind, casement windows are an ideal addition if you have a lot of space on your home’s exterior. We do not recommend installing casement windows that are close to a garage area or a space that has high foot traffic as this will disrupt their walking path. A few examples of these spaces include decks, balconies or your front porch. Casement windows are also a great option if you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency since they allow more natural light in, as well as ventilation. Even more so than double hung windows.
Are they Safe?
Casement windows are one of your safest picks since they have an airtight seal and a multi-point locking system that serves as a deterrent against home intruders. It also serves as a great emergency window, allowing you to exit your home easily in case of an emergency. For instance, they’re used in basements where egress space is limited.
Are they Low Maintenance?
Andersen® casement windows are low maintenance since they’re very easy to clean. They’re also available in a variety of styles, such as vinyl that looks brand new even across the years. In fact, they can be simply cleaned by applying warm, soapy water on them and wiping them off clean. It can also be cleaned from the inside by cranking your window open and removing the window screen.
If you are looking to get quality home remodeling work done in and around St. Louis, MO, then look no further than Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis. We will walk you through everything you need to know with regard to warranties and make sure that your home’s components will stand the test of time. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to speak to one of our experts today.