Casement windows are different than the sliding windows. One difference and the most notable is that casement windows are hinged windows. Whereas, sliding windows are single or double hung. Casement windows operate by turning a handle or crank and swing open to the outside. Commonly referred to as crank windows, casement windows offer fantastic open feeling unobstructed views to the outdoors.
One incredible benefit of a casement window is the amount of airflow you can achieve when fully open. The amount they open is one feature that makes them an excellent choice to reduce your cooling cost. After choosing the right window for your home, Placer Exteriors can provide professional installation service at a special rate.
So what are some of the features you should look for in a casement window? Once you have decided this is the style window for your home, you do have a few options to consider. For instance, you will need to select the material in which it is made. There are a wide array of elements you can choose such as vinyl, fiberglass, wood, steel, or aluminum. The construction material of the frame can be super important because it can have a direct result of a windows energy saving abilities. Many manufacturers will use vinyl or fiberglass that is insulated with a polyurethane foam core. This foam core enhances its insulation ability, making it energy efficient. Along with the frame of the window, the glass is one of the essential features. Ideally, a remarkable power efficient unit will utilize a Low-E insulating glass, at times manufacturers will also use argon filled glass.
Saving money is at the top of many homeowners list, and purchasing energy efficient windows is an exceptional way to reduce heating and cooling cost. One way to ensure you are getting a superior product that will also be energy efficient is to check for the Energy Star label. After you have found casement windows that you like, you can compare their R-value and U-value. The R-value measures resistance and should be a higher number. Whereas the U-value measures the amount of heat transferred and should be a lower number. So when you have your options narrowed down this might help to make the decision easier, if getting the most energy efficient unit is the desired effect. Below are some of the brands on the market that produce Energy Star casement windows.
Jeld Wen is a recognized leader in manufacturing eco-friendly, and energy efficient windows and doors. They have been in business since the 1960's and are a proud Energy Star partner. Their casement windows offer fantastic style, no matter if you choose the classic or modern look for your casement window.
They have many options available to customize your next energy efficient window. One perk many homeowners love is their selections are affordable. You don't have to compromise style and power efficient because of the price tag. Their options for Energy Star labeled casement windows are:
- Premium Vinyl (V-4500) Casement Window
- Premium Vinyl(V-4500) Awning Window
Marvin has an extensive list of Energy Star casement windows available. They are a market leader in energy efficient windows and doors.
Many of their products are customizable and can choose between argon filled glass or not, and triple pane glass. Some great options that are Energy Star labeled include:
- Wood Ultimate Casement
- Clad Ultimate Casement
- Clad Ultimate Awning
- Wood Ultimate Push Out Casement
- Wood Magnum Tilt-Turn
- Integrity Casement
Andersen has been a proud partner of Energy Star since 1999. They are committed to being energy efficient and eco-friendly. Their products are both stylish and modern. Their A-series windows and doors are some of the most energy-efficient on the market. Andersen uses a combination of wood, fiberglass and Fibrex composite to ensure the best insulation of the windows. Andersen offers seven different options for glass within their A-series which is very impressive. Two great options for glass is the SmartSun and the Triple Pane with two Low E coatings on surfaces. Their models for Energy Star labeled casement windows include:
- A-Series Casement
- A-Series Awning
- A-Series Transom
Simonton offers many beautiful assortments of casement windows among their collections. Many of their options include Low-E insulated glass and argon gas. This feature helps significantly to improve the energy efficiency of their windows. Their Daylight Max series uses a ProSolar Low-E glass that ensures maximum comfort and energy saving. Their models for energy efficient casement windows include:
- Reflections 5500 Casement Window
- Daylight Max
- Prism Platinum
- Prism Ultra Gold