Published at Friday, August 10th, 2018 - 07:06:58 AM. Casement Windows. By Sancia González.
An important factor to consider when buying windows is the maintenance. Casements tend to be low maintenance and usually hold up pretty well in their frames. The only thing that needs to be watched are the hinges on the casement which can rust easily and need to be replaced. Due to the fact the frames for sash windows are made from wood, they do have a tendency to rot. The weather may also make the window frames shrink which will allow the windows to rattle noisily. This could also let in cold air. Part of owning a sash window is to routinely check for warping of the wood.
Casement windows are more energy efficient than any other style that can be opened. Because the window sash closes by overlapping a portion of the frame, there is no gap where air can leak through. By using bulb weather stripping, this tight seal is reinforced to prevent drafts and cold spots. In fact, the higher the winds, the tighter the seal because the force of the wind simply forces the window more tightly against the frame. No other style is as airtight, which can mean substantial savings on your heating and cooling costs.
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