There are so many things to think over when you are in the process of getting new windows in Henderson, NV that it can get rather overwhelming. It’s okay to take your time with the project and examine every side of the windows you’re about to install. If you know everything there is to know about them, you’re much more likely to enjoy the final outcome. While you know there are a number of benefits to casement windows—they open all the way from top to bottom and let in lots of natural light, for example—there are other sides to that story as well. You should know the cons to casement windows at the same time so you can decide if you can live with those downsides and make them work for your home.
Must Clean Outside
With double hung windows, you have a cleaning advantage. You can tilt the windows into the house and clean the outside portion from the comfort of your home. However, casement windows are different. There’s no tilting them in. They crank out and they are harder to get to from the inside of your house. You might be able to clean portions of the outside from inside, but it’s easiest to do the job outside. If you’re okay with that aspect of window maintenance, casement windows can still be the answer you are looking to find.
Hang Over The Outside
This disadvantage is also an advantage, in some ways. Casement windows open completely from top to bottom at the same time. That allows them to ventilate your house more than other window styles. However, they crank out, which means they hang over the outside of your house. That probably isn’t a problem in most areas, but if you have a walkway outside your home or perhaps a patio, you might not want to have a window hanging over it, disrupting that area.
Casement windows are completely safe when they are closed and locked, but when you live in a nice region, you’ll want to have them open often. They’re not like double hung windows, which can be opened only on the top. They open top to bottom, which means children and pets are vulnerable to falls when they are open. Screens can help, but pets and kids can go through those in a heartbeat.
These are a few of the downfalls behind casement windows, but there are many upsides to consider as well. You should be okay with the possible negative aspects of these Henderson, NV windows before you place them in your home so you know just what to expect from them. If you want to learn the positive sides of these windows, or find out about another style, contact Master Craftsmen Inc. for information. We’re located at 7850 Dean Martin Dr Ste 502 Las Vegas, NV 89139 and we invite you in for a tour of our showroom. You can also call and set up a consultation at (702) 330-7907. We’d be happy to answer your questions about any type of windows.