Casement Windows

 

Your Personal Style

Absolutely stunning is just one of many ways casement windows can be described…for their aesthetic appeal, cutting edge technologies and versatility to enhance any architectural style home or office. Opening from the left or the right (that depends on your personal preference as casement windows can be mounted for either) by a hand crank, many people are impressed that style and higher quality windows can also provide the highest standard of energy efficiency and are performance perfect! Even mixing and matching window frames (vinyl & wood are the most popular) to suite both the exterior and interior designs is not only possible, but a fun way to explore new ideas! Another huge benefit to casement windows is... their ability to provide better strategies for natural ventilation, when opened, the casement window can be angled in such a way as to capture a breeze and ‘guide’ it directly into a room (not every window does that!). With the same control, you can maneuver the angle to block rain and other weather elements, without giving up fresh air ventilation.

Casement Windows Style

Multi-window combinations…this is one of the biggest perks that consumer’s will find with casement windows. The versatility of casement windows even extends to incorporating them with larger bow and bay windows! Basically, casement windows are hinge mounted at the sides, either by single pane or double pane. When casement windows are installed into a shared frame, the hinges are usually mounted on the outside and open outward to a full 90 degrees. Each of the casement windows is ‘hand cranked’ by way of a cam handle, a lever or a crank, and if located at the bottom of the windows, will serve a dual purpose, by folding down and locking into place, this provides additional locking and security. Because casement windows can be mounted to open from the left or the right, this makes them highly valued as being a versatile type of window that can compliment any room within a home or office. Beveled exterior sash designs provide a more spacious glass perimeter appearance and a sleek slimness to the entire structure.

Casement Windows Performance

Casement windows is engineered with heavy-duty hinge systems (multi-directional ventilation), positive crank mechanism (ensures ease when closing and opening the sash), metal reinforcements (securing & operating the hinge system with multi-point locking) and top quality & multi-point hardware (heavy-duty hardware to operate the windows efficiently via a single lever). Some casement windows come with full-sized fibre glass screens that have snap-in glazing in the interior to further ensure more security. The performance factors are superb when it comes to casement windows and is the number one choice for many builders, homeowners and interior designers.

Casement Windows Sound Insulation

The insulation factor of creating a sound barrier is an important factor to many people that are considering new window purchases, and casement windows has addressed this challenge as well. Through higher quality materials used to manufacture these types of windows and their unique engineering, a better sound barrier exists for the transmission of sound. There are windows on the market that are made specifically for meeting a STC rating (blocking sound), but when shopping for windows, and its all about style & functionality, casement windows give ‘more’ soundproofing through their extra tight sealing methods. Glass styles are just as diverse as window choices, from decorative glass, or plain glass or even textured glass, with a double or single glazing (the glazing is what dictates the transmission of heat and sound). Adding glazing layers to casement windows is an option, just like having casement windows custom made is another super-easy option!

Casement Windows Energy Efficiency

It is no secret that windows that slide are less energy efficient then windows that the sash closes by pressing against the framing, and this is how casement windows are more energy efficient. Sliding windows would have to be locked tight to provide a similar extra tight seal that comes with automatically securing/closing a casement window. There are multi-chambers within casement windows, which not only maxes out structural integrity & strength, it provides a higher energy efficiency rating. Cutting edge technologies aid in the energy efficiency of casement windows by the frame & sash corners being fusion-welded to add additional strength, which in turn provides an airtight and watertight seal that is unsurpassed for energy savings.
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