Replacing windows can significantly boost your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. However, selecting the right style is a complex decision that weighs factors such as cost, functionality, and durability.
Casement windows open outward like doors via a crank opening and create an air-tight seal that is great for temperature control and visibility. They are often cheaper than double hung windows but their complex mechanisms are more prone to failure over time.
Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows
When choosing replacement windows, it’s important to consider how they will impact the energy efficiency of your home. New windows can make it easier to cool and heat your home, lowering your energy costs and your carbon footprint. They can also increase your home’s value if you ever plan to sell it.
Unlike double-hung and slider windows, casement windows open outward via an easy-to-use single lever or tandem latches. They can be opened wide from top to bottom and side-to-side, letting in the maximum amount of air.
Combined with other features such as Low-E glass coatings and double-pane construction, casement windows offer excellent energy efficiency. They can also help you qualify for a tax credit, further reducing the cost of your project. Look for models with lower U-factors and high VT ratings to improve insulation performance while allowing plenty of natural light into your living spaces.
Energy-efficient replacement windows can dramatically reduce your heating and cooling costs, making your home more comfortable all year round. Look for Energy Star-partner models that offer low U-factors to improve insulation performance, and high VT ratings to maximize natural light while reducing solar heat gain. These features, combined with additional upgrades like cladding materials, inward tilting double-hung windows, and full screens will maximize your home’s efficiency and comfort.
OKNA windows, exclusively offered by Contract Exteriors, feature low U-factors and a unique spacer technology made from space shuttle material to prevent seal failure. These innovative features make them some of the most energy-efficient window replacements on the market. Plus, they have a high DP rating for added protection against hurricane-force winds and rain. They also provide a clear view and narrow frames to let the outside scenery in.
High VT Ratings
With a wider opening, casement windows allow you to easily let in fresh air. You can also open them to the outside when cleaning your home and during emergencies. Taylors Windows offers the Aspekt 1800 casement window that achieves energy savings through its rugged design and innovative hardware. It is up to 3 times easier to operate than traditional hung windows. It is also up to 30% more air-tight and admits less noise than older windows.
Choose windows with low U-factors and high VT ratings to increase energy efficiency in your home while allowing plenty of natural light into your living spaces. Low-Emissivity glass coatings and double pane construction are additional features that improve performance. You can also qualify for a federal tax credit when you install Energy Star-qualified replacement windows.
With a simple crank of the handle, casement windows open up your home to fresh air, no matter what the weather is like outside. This feature makes them perfect for homes in rainy and windy climates, as they can protect against harsh weather conditions without sacrificing energy efficiency.
In addition to their energy-efficient designs, casement windows are also easy to maintain. Their narrow profile makes them easy to clean, and they’re designed to resist heat transfer and condensation for superior durability. You can even opt for cladding materials and Low-E glass coatings that will further enhance their performance. Choosing energy-efficient replacement windows will save you money on utility bills and make your home more comfortable year-round. Look for models with low U-factors and high VT ratings.
When you invest in Casement windows, you can expect them to last for years and provide a panoramic view of your surroundings. They are constructed with strong Fibrex frames and heat-resistant glass that can withstand harsh weather conditions. The narrow frames also allow more light to enter your living spaces, giving you a well-lit home and a sense of spaciousness. You can further enhance the performance of your new windows by choosing those with a lower U-factor and higher VT rating, which will help you save on energy bills. If you’re looking to save even more on your energy bills, choose a window that is Energy Star qualified and offers extra structural strength and durability. This feature can also qualify you for a tax credit.