Casement windows are something of a superstar in the world of replacement windows. They’re simple yet functional and can be styled to give an offbeat and contemporary look to a home. Triple threat, if you ask me. In this article, we explore casement windows and why they’re among the most popular types of replacement windows in Omaha and surrounding areas.
Simple Meets Functional …
Casement windows have a basic design. They’re single-sashed with side hinges that attach them to the frame (typically a classic French frame). A hand crank allows the window to be opened outward, like a door.
What’s great about this simple design is that it gives a room a very clean, very spacious look. They open wide and let in a great deal of natural light. Sunshine makes an ordinary room look wide, welcoming, and relaxing.
Casements are also great for achieving maximum ventilation inside a room. The hand cranks make it easy to open and close the window, allowing you to better control the air coming in and out of the room.
Did you know? Casement windows are one of the most energy-efficient options around. When air blows against a casement unit, the seal of the windows tightens. This way, the heated or cooled air stays inside the room, no matter what the temperature is outside.
… Meets Modern
Casements may be simple, but you’ll be amazed at the number of styles you can do with them. You can install them singly or side by side in pairs or threes for a more contemporary look. Here are a few tricks to transforming a room into a modern haven using casement windows:
- Room with a view. Nothing captures modern life as well as modern life itself. Use casement windows to get an unobstructed view of the outdoors—whether it’s natural scenery or an urban block right across your home.
- Over the counter. Gone are the days when kitchens are simply dark grimy corners where you wash dirty dishes or cook your meals. In a contemporary home, the kitchen is made to be as stylish as the rest of the home. Casements are perfect even behind sinks and low counters as they can be opened and closed without hassle using an easily accessible hand crank.
- Soak it up. Bathrooms have gone through a modern revamp as well. Casement windows are both practical and stylish ways to get rid of steam inside the bathroom. They can be installed over bathtubs so you can enjoy a calming breeze and relaxing views while you soak.
Casement windows come in a wide variety of colors, textures, and makes—the challenge is in selecting one that is right for your home.
We at Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln just love casement windows! As your experts in replacement windows in Bellevue and surrounding areas, we can help you find the casement window that best suits your home.
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are a triple threat as well: our Fibrex® frames, combined with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, make for stylish, durable, and energy-efficient casement windows that are unmatched anywhere.
Give your home a clean and contemporary makeover with casement windows from Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln. Give us a call at (402) 513-2828 to schedule a free consultation and estimate of our service.