Imagine for a moment with us. You come home and find that your current casement window is not where you remembered it to be. In fact, it is free of the opening you set it in. What’s even stranger is that the window seems to be moving around on its own. You might just need a casement replacement window.
What Makes a Casement Replacement Window Special?
When you are looking for a casement replacement windows, it’s important to remember what makes them distinctive. But before all of that, you need to know how to recognize one. You’ll find a hinge on both sides of a casement window, and with a crank, you can make it open outward.
Turning the crank makes opening and closing a casement window, whether it is a replacement model or not, much easier to open than the double-hung window cousins. When you have a casement replacement window, you’ll also be able to open it up further than any other window, which means you can let more light and air in once the weather warms up.
How Were They First Used?
Casement windows are much older than you might think. The concept of a casement replacement window stretches back to the middle ages, where the first generations of these windows were made of heavy metal, such as iron. Then lead was used as the material for window grilles or lattices. By the time the Victorians arrived, these windows were mostly made from wood instead. The British and Germans introduced the outward-swinging-motion, and in the US, French-style casement windows have been modified to allow access onto both patios and balconies.
Did You Know They’re Energy Efficient?
If you are worried about energy efficiency, you could always choose vinyl as the material for your replacement casement windows. You’ll find that your bills for heating, cooling, and electricity will all go down. And unlike their sliding counterparts, casement windows are better at preventing air leakage, which also helps improve their overall energy efficiency.
They Can Fit Anywhere
One final reason to consider a casement replacement window is that they can fit virtually anywhere inside your home. Although you might find them most often installed in the kitchen over the counter and the sink, that doesn’t exclude them being used in a sunroom or elsewhere. These windows are also so versatile you can pair them with other types of windows, such as bays, bows, and picture windows.
Replacement Casement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and secure your home this winter with affordable and durable replacement casement windows that are the best you’ll find. With our quality replacement window options and remodeling services, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.