Many homeowners choose casement windows because they provide excellent ventilation, energy efficiency, and natural lighting. However, traditional casement window designs do present some challenges. In today’s post, the experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati explain how they’ve combatted those issues.
Difficult to Open and Close
One of the most common hassles homeowners have with casement windows is difficulty opening them due to the sashes becoming stuck. This can be attributed to neglected hardware, malfunctioning window locks or expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. In most cases, these problems can be avoided with proper care and maintenance, and by simply opening and closing the casement windows once in a while. If the windows are beyond repair, it’s time to consider a replacement.
When choosing new casement or double hung windows, consider the quality of materials, hardware, and workmanship. Renewal by Andersen casement windows are built with the highest quality materials and installed by experienced professionals to guarantee long-term performance. They also come with limited warranty coverage for the hardware in the event of failure due to manufacturing defects.
Stripped Window Crank
Today’s casement windows are typically operated using a crank that’s installed onto the frame. Sometimes the crank mechanism will turn, but the windows won’t open. This is an indication that the gears have been stripped. Depending on the window design, this component may be repaired or replaced. Again, hardware quality is important for long-term performance.
Traditional casement window sashes are hinged at the sides, much like an entry door or a french patio door. To clean the exterior side, you have to go outside your home. This can be dangerous if the casement windows are located on the upper floors of a house.
Renewal by Andersen casement windows are designed differently; we eliminated the hinges and instead rely on sturdy operator arms. This design facilitates safe and easy cleaning. Our other operable window styles feature sashes that can be tilted or removed.
To learn more about our window installation services, call Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati today at (513) 283-8981. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve West Chester, OH, and nearby areas in Cincinnati.