Vinyl Casement Windows Installation in Chicago
Considering vinyl casement windows installation in Chicago?
Vinyl casement windows are hinged along one of its vertical edges, just like a door, and are opened with a crank, lever or cam handle. In order to keep the window in open position and prevent it from swinging uncontrollably a crank, stay, or friction hinge is required.
Like with every type of window, there are good and bad things we can say about casements.
- Among the positive things is their air tightness. The seal that runs along the closing edge of a casement window meets the casement sash straight on creating perfect weather-tight closure.
- Number two is the screen which is located on the inside of the house. This makes maintenance easy, especially on higher floors, however, some the home owners might prefer screens mounter outside.
- Another positive thing is the fact that even small opening of a casement window forces more fresh air into the house than a double hung or slider.
What are those bad things about casement windows?
- Don’t buy it if you’re planning to install a window air conditioning unit.
- Cranking mechanisms are prone to fail more often than components of a slider or double hung type window unit.
- You may need to adjust their open position to prevent sun from shining directly into the house.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding vinyl casement windows installation in your Chicago property. You may also wish to view vinyl bow window installation post.
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