We’d like to make a case for casement windows, Denver! Okay, admittedly that’s a bad pun. But casement windows are fantastic. If you are looking for replacement windows, you might want to consider their advantages.
Before we get to the advantages of casement windows in Denver homes, let’s explain exactly what they are. Casement windows don’t slide up or down like ordinary single or double hung windows. Instead, they are hinged on one side, and open outward via the use of a lever of a crank. They are a close cousin to awning windows, which are hinged at the top and open upward and outward with a crank.
Let’s talk about the various advantages of casement windows, Denver.
1. Visual appeal: because most windows are the usual single or double panes, casement windows give a room a very different and unique look. Several large casement windows in a row can give an open and airy feel to a room, similar to a bay window, but for a much lesser cost. If you’ve wanted a bay window but didn’t like the prices, contact us for a quote on casement windows instead. They can be custom designed with beautiful wooden frames, less expensive vinyl frames, or the new composite frames that offer the look of wood with the low maintenance of vinyl.
2. Energy efficiency: casement windows create a very tight seal with their frames, which prevents a lot of the air leakage you’ll have with regular double hung windows. The only windows with greater efficiency are windows that don’t open at all. And like all our replacement windows, you can purchase your new casement replacement windows with low-E treated glass, for even more thermal efficiency and to help you save money on heating and cooling costs.
3. Ease of opening and closing: because of the crank handle that opens and closes the window, casement windows are perfect for areas that are a bit difficult to reach, such as that little window over the sink, or any working transom windows you might have. With casement windows, Denver residents with muscle weakness or other disabilities might also find that this window style allow them to open windows that they might not otherwise have the strength to open.
4. Air flow: compared with the other common window styles available, casement windows let Denver homeowners open them the widest, therefore allowing in the most fresh air and quickest ventilation. They can frequently be left open a bit even in a heavy rain.
For more information about casement windows, Denver or anywhere up and down the Front Range or across Colorado, we hope you will give us a call today. Here at Scottish Home Improvements, we have fifteen years’ experience in replacement windows of all kinds, and are happy to offer you all the benefits of that experience when choosing your replacement windows.