Some people consider casement replacement windows old-fashioned and assume they’re inefficient. Others see casement windows as an effective, straightforward way to control ventilation in various settings. Today, casement windows—windows that swing open and shut like a door—are making a bit of a comeback.
If you’ve never seriously considered casement-style windows for your space, perhaps you just need a little inspiration. These three reasons for choosing casement replacement windows for your Virginia or D.C. home might just change your mind.
- Casement Windows are Among the Most Energy-Efficient
Because casement windows close firmly against the weather stripping on the frame, they offer one of the best seals against outside weather. Most casement windows are second only to fixed windows in terms of energy-efficiency.
The more popular double-hung or sliding styles allow for a bit more air transfer, if only because they have to have enough “give” to slide back and forth, which may wear on the weatherstripping and other protective elements over time. If it’s movable, even modest friction causes some wear-and-tear. Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC replacement casement windows feature compressible weatherstripping that seals out dust and helps prevent air transfer, forming an almost airtight seal.
When coupled with Renewal by Andersen’s signature high-efficiency Low-E glass options and frame designs, casement windows pack an impressive punch compared to many other styles—and could make a big difference in your energy bill.
- Casement Windows Bring Home Classic European Style
Still a staple in many European homes, casement windows were once the window of choice in the U.K. and many other European countries. Today, they’re available in many old-world styles with or without grilles. Our casement windows offer finishes to complement any home decor.
Depending on the style of replacement window you choose, you may love natural oak, maple, or pine interiors. Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex Frames are paintable in any color to work with your decor both inside and out.
- Casement Windows Allow for Easy Ventilation Control
Energy efficiency isn’t always just about keeping the weather out. Harnessing a breeze to cool your home during moderate weather months both saves on power and gives your home a breath of fresh air—literally. By positioning casements to swing open in the direction of the wind, the open windows can actually help direct air inside, so you can make the most of those cool summer evening breezes and late spring days. Fall weather in the DC metropolitan area offers many opportunities to sleep with the window open before winter weather arrives in earnest, too.
A single-actuation handle on Renewal by Andersen’s 400 Series and A Series casement windows makes it possible to either release or fasten window locks with one effortless motion. Windows open with just the touch of your hand, so it’s no longer a chore to open and close the windows to harness the outside air.
Obviously, casement windows aren’t your only option, and they’re not perfect for every space, but when used strategically with the other windows in your home, they can be the perfect addition for both style and energy-efficiency.
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC: Your Replacement Window Experts on Casement Window Designs
One of our replacement window consultants would love to talk to you about finding the perfect window type for your home, whether you live in downtown Washington, D.C. or in the Virginia suburbs—so feel free to give us a call at 1-877-915-9940 to schedule an in-home consultation. We’ll ask you a few questions, take a quick tour of your home, measure your windows and tell you about our full portfolio of replacement window styles — including our line of casement windows. We’re just a phone call away. Reach us toll-free at 1-877-915-9940 or if you prefer, fill in the form on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.