Casement windows are a popular choice for owners of Cape Cod or Mission Revival style homes; they can do wonders for any type of architectural style. If you are as yet unfamiliar with this type of windows and the advantages they offer, here are some reasons to consider them.
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Where Can You Find Them?
Seventeenth-century English cottages were the inspiration for Cape Cod homes. That type of architecture featured gabled roofs and double-hung or casement windows with grilles. Spanish church architecture from the same era also featured casement windows prominently, making them a common window choice for nineteenth century Mission Revival homes, which the earlier Spanish church style inspired.
Why Are They Popular?
Although every window you can find at Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco is rated for energy efficiency, casement windows are especially popular among homeowners that want to pursue greener lifestyles. You can expect to consume less energy in your home when you can harness more natural light for indoor use. You can also reap the benefits of natural ventilation by keeping casement windows open when possible.
How Much Maintenance Is Required?
Maintaining casement windows isn’t that difficult. Since they swing open like doors, you can easily access both sides and keep your glass clear of any dirt. Have your window hardware inspected regularly to ensure that all cranks and levers are in good working condition. Check that seals are airtight and that you don’t feel a draft coming through when your windows are closed.
Get great quality casement windows only from certified top contractor, Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco. We also offer an assortment of gliding, double-hung and picture windows you can choose from, among others. Call (510) 263-3210, or fill out our form for an estimate request. Free estimates are available for residents of San Francisco.