Spotlight: Casement Windows

Trying to decide on a style of window for your home? You have plenty to choose from! However, this can be both a good and bad thing – with so many stylistic choices, how do you narrow it down? If you haven’t considered casement windows, you may want to do so. They are one of the most popular types of home replacement windows – and with good reason!

What are Casement Windows?

Casement windows are hinged at the side and swing open via a lever, crank or rotating handle. They can have a single pane or work as a pair of panes, with one frame that is hinged on both sides. Because they open so easily, casement windows are perfect for letting in a nice breeze, but they are also extremely energy-efficient due to the tight seal created between the sash and the frame.

What are the Benefits of Casement Windows?

Energy efficiency is one of the main benefits of installing casement windows. They have airtight sealing frames, which helps stop air and water infiltration, making your home a lot more energy-efficient.

Casement windows also:

  • Have superior thermal performance
  • Are extremely secure (with hook-shaped locks embedded in the frame)
  • Complement any style of home

You’ve undoubtedly seen casement windows on many homes. They remain one of the most commonly used new construction and replacement windows on the market.

Shanco often recommends vinyl Vanguard windows by Sunrise, but we can install nearly any brand of window. If it’s available in the area, we can get it and install it for you.

Why Choose Shanco for New or Replacement Casement Windows?

Why should you choose Shanco for your new or replacement casement window project? Not only are we casement window experts, but we also:

  • Have experience – Shanco has over 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry
  • Are Lead-Safe certified by the EPA
  • Won 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, which is only achieved by 5 percent of businesses rated on Angie’s List, a national leading provider of consumer reviews for home and health service providers
  • Provide superior service – customer satisfaction is a top priority; in fact, “Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Goal!” is our motto we live by every day

If you need window contractors in Maryland, look no further. Now that you can answer the question, “What is a casement window?” it’s time to call Shanco to discuss your options and see if casement windows are the right solution for you. Contact us today!



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