Capture refreshing breezes and bring natural light into your home with casement windows. This hinged window style opens outward like a door and comes with an easy-to-operate crank mechanism.
Look for Energy Star-partner windows with low U-factors and high Visible Transmittance (VT) ratings for maximum energy efficiency. These options also qualify you for tax credits.
Excellent Natural Ventilation
In addition to their beautiful aesthetic, casement windows are a fantastic choice for your replacement window project because they open wider and can be positioned at different angles, providing ample opportunities for natural ventilation. Unlike double-hung and sliding windows, which can only be opened from one side, casement windows can be fully opened using a convenient crank mechanism that is built into the window sill.
When closed, casement windows press tightly against the frame to create an air-tight seal that minimizes drafts and helps to keep your home comfortable in any season. They also block outside noises and help to lower energy costs throughout the year.
For improved performance, consider windows from UniShield that come with a Low-E glass coating and Energy-Tek spacers. This unique technology helps to reflect the sun’s heat and rays, which keeps your home cooler in summer and reduces solar heat gain. This is especially important for homeowners living in warmer climates, where natural ventilation can make all the difference when it comes to comfort and efficiency.
Easy to Operate
With the hinged at the right or left side and opening outward like a door, Casement windows offer exceptional ventilation. They open wider than other window styles and use a hand-crank for easy operation that does not require pulling, pushing, or lifting. They can be used alone or incorporated into other windows, such as bay and bow windows. Add grids for a classic Victorian look or keep the glass clear to enjoy the view and let in plenty of natural light.
Taylors offers replacement windows in many configurations, including double hung windows, casement windows, and awning windows. Its UniShield windows feature Low-E glass and EnergyTek spacers to boost energy efficiency. It also has a showroom, where customers can test its products. Its crew carries out new window installation and other home improvement projects. It provides a factory direct warranty for all its products. The company is based in Columbia and serves residents of the area.
Convenient Crank Mechanism
Unlike slider windows that slide sideways on tracks, casement windows hinge at the side and swing outward using a hand crank. This allows them to open much wider and provides excellent airflow.
In addition to allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views they provide, these types of windows are very easy to clean because they don’t have many nooks and crannies that collect dirt. They also feature a convenient opening angle that lets you reach into the window to wash it from outside while still being inside your home.
However, it is important to remember that like any window type, over time they can experience problems like their lower sash refusing to stay up or their hardware becoming rusty and difficult to operate. This is especially true with older casement windows. If you have older ones in your home, it is a good idea to replace them periodically. This can prevent a lot of costly repairs in the future.
A casement or awning window is a beautiful solution for your home if you like to leave windows open on rainy days. They hinge open like doors and provide excellent ventilation. This style also provides unobstructed views and can be built into a bay or bow window to create a special seating nook or indoor garden area.
Our Supreme and Select series casement windows are a harmonious blend of beauty, functionality and efficiency. They feature a sash that opens to a full 90-degrees and can be used alone or as part of a bay or bow window for a dramatic effect. They also perform well against rain, snow and wind thanks to features like a triple-barrier weather strip and energy-efficient glass options. They are available with a range of grille and hardware options to complement any architectural style.