It is a fact that double-hung windows are the most common window style found in the United States. Because of this, homeowners looking for replacement windows in Lincoln are often unaware of the benefits of choosing another window style. In particular, casement windows have many design features that, in many ways, make them superior to double-hung windows.
Casement windows swing outwards from the window frame and open the widest among the most commonly available window types. Though there exist older casement windows where unlatching and opening the window was purely by main force, modern casement windows are typically operated by means of a crank, requiring much less strength. This also makes casement windows ideal for adaptation to automatic or remote opening mechanisms.
These particulars of the construction of casement windows give it superior qualities when it comes to ventilation. Because the window opens so wide, it can admit a lot more air than any other type of window. Despite this, their construction also makes it very easy to regulate the amount of air coming in through the window, making fine control of the amount of air entering through the window a simple matter of fine-tuning how widely the window is open.
Casement windows are also able to let in the wind in cases where other windows might not. Because the window swings out, the window is effectively able to scoop air into the opening no matter what direction the wind is coming from, unlike other windows which depend on the wind coming more or less directly at the window.
The particular design features of casement windows also make them extremely energy-efficient, second only to picture windows. The way the typical casement window in Omaha works, with a crank that allows you to firmly close the window, forms a seal against the outside elements. Aside from limiting the entrance and thus the effect of outside air, this seal, when coupled with the particular properties of modern multi-pane glass, serves to limit the amount of ultraviolet energy that enters through your windows. This not only reduces the radiant heat that enters your home through the glass, it also serves to protect your furnishings from the deterioration over time that comes from exposure to ultraviolet light.
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