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What are Casement Windows?

When choosing Fremont, CA replacement windows, casement windows will be one of the options you can select for your home. Casement windows have a hinged opening, usually along the internal vertical window frame, that is opened using a crank. They swing out away from the house when opened. Casement windows have a lot of advantages that homeowners may overlooks when choosing replacement windows.

Casement windows first appeared in the late 1700’s as homeowners were looking for window solutions that would provide good ventilation and allow a lot of light into homes. Casement windows have evolved considerably since then, but their improvements only increase their value as a replacement windows choice.

One advantage of casement windows is that they, unlike double hung or sliding sash windows (which have a center rail), provide an unobstructed view to the outdoors. So casement windows are a good replacement windows option in rooms where the view outside is spectacular.

In addition to providing gorgeous views of the outdoors, casement windows also allow a lot of light into rooms. This makes them a great selection for rooms where there may be only one window, which tends to make the room seem darker, or for rooms where an abundance of light would highlight the decor or the purpose of the room. Natural light creates a warm and inviting ambiance, so casement windows are a good choice for areas where people tend to gather, such as living rooms, dens, dining rooms, and kitchens.

Another advantage of casement windows is how well they facilitate air flow within a home. Because they open fully on a hinge, they can very effectively capture the air traveling outside your home and pull it inside to provide a refreshing breeze. Casement windows also offer excellent cross-ventilation when used in rooms throughout your home, which can keep your home fresher and more comfortable during nice weather, while lowering your energy costs.

Consider using casement windows for ventilation if you like to keep the windows in your home open as much as is possible and for areas that need more ventilation, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

While casement windows offer great air flow during nice weather, they are also energy efficient during cold weather, because they have only one sash that needs to be sealed when the window is closed. This translates to lower air leakage than most other types of windows. When strong winds come through, especially in the fall and winter months during storms, the wind pushes the casement window against its frame and seal, which makes the closed window have an even tighter fit.

Another advantage of casement windows is that they are easy to open for just about everybody and in spaces where raising and lowering windows is awkward or difficult. Kitchens benefit greatly from casement windows if the the windows are located above the kitchen sinks. With a simple turn of the crank, which is easily accessible, the windows can be opened and closed.

Casement windows are also an excellent replacement windows choice for older people or people who may have more difficulty raising and lowering vertical windows.

To learn more casement windows as Fremont, CA replacement windows, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can visit our showroom at 1406 Melwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95118, or you can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.

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