The casement window is one of the few window styles that features hinged sashes. This makes it an ideal choice for purposes such as improved ventilation and natural lighting. In this blog, your trusted window contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth discusses these features.
Ventilation and Natural Lighting
Casement windows have hinged sashes that press against the frames when closed. As a result, they form an airtight seal when shut, making them more energy-efficient than other types of windows. This single-sash design also means the casement is the only operable window style that allows a top-to-bottom glass area, which is perfect not just for capturing a view but also for allowing lots of natural light into the home. Casement windows can thus be strategically placed in areas of the home that would benefit from abundant natural light.
The hinged sashes of a casement window allow full use of the window area when opened, ideal for effective ventilation. Casement windows are perfect for large rooms that require quick and efficient airflow, which eliminates indoor air pollutants, stale air and excessive humidity. A partially opened casement window can even capture a nice breeze if the wind direction happens to be right. Modern casement windows are unique among other replacement windows in that they can be opened and closed using a mechanical hand crank.
Casement windows work in just about any home style. In fact, the only limitation is that the open sash may obstruct areas immediately outside the window, such as footpaths or a patio. Still, casement windows are adaptable. For example, we recommend tall, French-style mirrored casement windows with horizontal grilles for an authentic Spanish Colonial style, complete with all-black frames that mimic wrought-iron frames.
Whatever style you choose, you can expect to enjoy the unique benefits of our casement windows. The combination of Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages help ensure minimal heat transference, resulting in energy savings for you. Casement windows are also easy to clean and maintain.
To learn more about casement windows and our windows installation services, call Renewal by Andersen of Dallas/Fort Worth today at (877) 605-2922. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We serve Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas.