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Do you do casement window installation in San Diego?
Yes! Although casement windows have traditionally been more popular in Europe than in the United States, they are also a great choice for San Diego homeowners. A casement window swings outward on hinges, just like a door. Typically, they open up to a 90-degree angle.
At BM Windows, we frequently install casement windows in San Diego homes, and homeowners really love them for the many benefits they offer. Here are some of the benefits of casement windows, as well as a few things to consider with this style of replacement window:
Large, Unobstructed Viewing Area
First of all, casement windows maximize the viewing area of the window, since they are made with a single pane of glass. A single or double hung window of the same size will have two panels of glass, and each panel is surrounded by a frame that blocks some of your view of the outdoors. So, to make the most out of your viewing area while still having the benefits of an operable window, a casement window is the way to go!
Easy to Operate
Second, casement windows are easy to operate. Since they operate with a simple crank mechanism, casement windows can be opened and closed almost effortlessly with one hand. If you’ve ever had an older casement window in your home, you may have found that the crank mechanism stopped working after a time. This was a common problem with older casement windows. Today’s casement windows have greatly improved cranks. And with the lifetime warranty that comes with our replacement window products, if anything ever does go wrong with your casement window, we will repair or replace it at no cost to you!
Maximize Air Flow
Third, casement windows can maximize the flow of fresh air into your home. When you open a casement window, the entire glass panel swings open on side hinges, just like a door. They swing away from the exterior of your home, up to a 90-degree angle. When you are able to open the whole window (as opposed to only a portion of the window like with a single or double hung window or a slider), you let in a greater amount of fresh air, which feels fantastic on a beautiful San Diego day! When they’re closed, they have an airtight seal to keep out drafts, bugs, and debris.
Other Considerations with Casement Windows
A couple of other notes to consider with regard to casement windows: they open outward, so you need to make sure that you have adequate clearance outdoors to accommodate the open window. For example, you wouldn’t want to place one right above a bench or chair on your patio, where someone could hit their head on it. Also, the screen on a casement window will be on the inside of the window, whereas most screens are on the outside of the window. For most people, this doesn’t matter, but if you have pets that like to put their paws up on your windows and peer outdoors, you may find yourself with a torn screen before long.
As far as the placement of casement windows, you should note that they are vertically oriented (they are taller than they are wide). If you currently have a single or double hung window, you could easily replace it with a casement window. If you have a wider window that you would like to replace with a casement window, such as a single slider window, you do have the option of having two casement windows installed side by side. Because of the way they’re constructed, casement windows can’t be oversized—too large of a window would stress even the most heavy duty hinges—so there are some limitations as to the size of casement windows that need to be considered.
Many San Diego homeowners love casement windows for all of the benefits mentioned above. If you are considering replacing your home’s windows, we can help you determine the best place for casement windows in order to maximize those benefits. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, where one of helpful and friendly team members can help you select the perfect replacement windows for your San Diego home based on your needs and your budget.