Open Your Kitchen Window with Ease
Tired of straining to reach over the kitchen sink to open your window, or if you are like me climbing into the sink to push up the window sash. Not a pretty sight. A great solution is to change out that double hung window to a casement window.
Here are some commonly asked questions about Casement Windows:
What is a Casement Window?
A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges at the side. Casement windows are often held open using a casement stay. They can be singly (think of it as opening a door) or in pairs (like opening French doors) within the frame. Opening with the turn of handle located at the bottom of the window. You could also have Windows hinged at the top referred to as awning windows, and ones hinged at the bottom are called hoppers. Casement windows are excellent for natural ventilation, especially in hot climates. They can be hinged to open outward and angled to direct breezes into your home.
Will They Match the Rest of the Windows in My House?
Yes, you can choose from different product lines and material types that best fit your needs.
- Wood – for the interior and exterior, choose from high quality wood options, including Pine, Douglas Fir, White Oak, Cherry and more. Wood Clad (Aluminum or Fiberglass Clad) products are available on the exterior for low-maintenance, offering superior resistance to fading and protect from rot. Choose from a variety of colors.
- Fiberglass- great for extreme weather, hot or cold, resists expanding and contracting in temperature swings. It’s highly durable, doesn’t leak or corrode, resists rot. Choose from a limited selection of exterior colors.
- Vinyl-low maintenance, and resistant to bugs, cracking, peeling and are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, less expensive than Fiberglass or Wood.
- All product types offer custom shapes, sizes, and grille patterns.
Are Casement Windows as Energy Efficient as a Double hung?
All the major brands, such as Pella, Marvin, MI Windows often meet and exceed Energy Star standards on all their window styles. Low-E is a microscopic layer of metal applied to the glass that reflects the sunlight way from the home, protecting from UV rays, helping to keep radiant heat from entering the home in the summer and maintaining a consistent interior temperature. The Low-E also protects your carpet and furniture from fading. Argon is an invisible gas injected into the glass unit to increase its insulating performance. It reduces heat transfer through the glass, lessening the possibility of condensation and helping to block harmful UV rays from entering your home.
Will the Casement Windows Come With Screens?
Yes, all the brands offer a screen with the window.
Ready to enjoy the view from your kitchen window? Installing a casement window is an impressive way to enhance your kitchen’s appeal and let in more natural light.
Casement Windows in Marietta GA
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