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Whether choosing replacement windows for your home or new windows for recent renovations, you will be faced with several options. The type of windows that you choose will depend on several factors. Firstly, you will need to establish the size you need, how many you want and their purpose. Do you need windows simply for light or light and ventilation? In some cases, safety also needs to be considered, and non-opening windows might be the best option. Understanding your needs and budget is the first step. Hereafter, you will need to find the right windows to fulfil these needs.
What are casement windows?
Casement windows are used in various types of homes, and they work well with several home styles. These windows open sideways and are often used as part of a bay window or other multi-window design. Due to the way in which these windows open, they are quite popular in such spaces as above the kitchen sink and other areas where pushing the window up is tricky. Casement windows open easily to allow air flow.
How are fixed casement windows different?
Fixed casement windows are those that do not open. They have the same basic design and appearance, but they do not offer the benefit of ventilation. They are strictly installed to allow sunlight to fill that part of the house, and they also improve the general appearance of the home. The frame and all other aspects of these windows are exactly the same as regular casement windows, but fixed versions serve more of an ornamental purpose.
Where are fixed casement windows best installed?
Fixed casement windows are often installed next to each other or other windows in a row. They are often part of bay window designs, and they improve the appearance while allowing more light to enter your home.
If you have a particular room or part of your home where you need light, but there is no real need for ventilation, then a fixed window is a great option. Consider areas of your home like a stairwell.
In some cases, for safety and security, fixed windows are also the best option. If you are concerned about young children accidentally taking a tumble out one of the windows of their room, you could fit fixed casement windows for light and smaller windows for ventilation higher up and out of reach.
How to fixed casement windows benefit your home?
Just like any other window, a fixed casement window lets light in. This means that you won’t need to turn the lights on (during the day) whenever you are in a particular part of your home. Walking up stairs, for example, can be rather tricky if you can’t see where you’re going. Not to mention trying to navigate stairs when your hands are full, and you are unable to turn on the lights!
Just like any other high-quality window, a fixed window will be properly insulated so that your home remains energy efficient. Window frames and other important aspects are of the same quality as that of regular casement windows, so there is no sacrifice in terms of quality, durability, or value for money.
The visual appeal of more light and the window itself can add actual value to your home. If you wish to sell your home in the future, potential buyers will be that much more impressed.
Call in the experts
Our professional team at NorthShield Windows and Doors will be more than happy to visit you at your home to provide you with a free quotation. Before we discuss the price factor, we will evaluate your needs as well as what your home will allow. Our team is also more than happy to provide you with suggestions and options based on our extensive knowledge in this particular area of expertise.