Are Casement Windows Right for You?
Do you feel like your current windows are not providing you with the same level of protection and security that they used to? Then, make the switch to impact-rated products! At Prestige Home Pros, we help homeowners find the right impact windows best suited for their homes. When you choose Prestige Home Pros for your window replacement project, you can expect quality impact-resistant products, excellent customer service, and professional and expert installation. Finding the right type of windows for your home can be challenging, but we make it easy in highlighting the different window styles and which ones are suitable for your home. In this case, we will be covering the ins and outs of casement windows the benefits they offer, as well as the best placements for them.
Overview of Casement Windows
Hurricane season always causes panic and concern for Florida residents due to their lack of hurricane preparedness. Often times they reach out to impact windows and doors companies at the beginning of hurricane season in hopes that their project will be completed before a major storm forms. However, that’s rarely the case. The whole process from consultation, to ordering products, to installation can take up to several weeks. That’s why we urge customers to reach out at the beginning of the year to get started on their window replacement project. Impact windows are essential when you live in South Florida. They protect against severe weather, like tropical storms, and category 5 hurricanes. However, you’re probably wondering what windows would work best for your home. In most homes, not all windows are the same style or shape and size, so you’d have to do some research to see which window types are appropriate for your home.
Now, you’re probably wondering how to differentiate between window types? Luckily, each window has distinct functions and features. Casement windows are some of the most popular windows on the market – and for good reason. They are extremely easy to open because they are hinged on one side and swing outward. Impact casement replacement windows can be installed in hard-to-reach places, such as over sinks and high up in bathrooms. Casement windows do require enough room to open and close, which means that they shouldn’t be installed next to walkways, pathways, and similar high-traffic areas. So if you’re looking to maximize your views, then impact casement windows are the right fit for you!
Unlike traditional windows that offer no real benefits, impact windows have perks that homeowners truly can enjoy and appreciate all year round. Impact-rated products don’t simply provide hurricane protection, but they are designed to help homeowners lower their energy bills when they replace their windows to impact. When you live in South Florida, you’ve come to expect the heat, humidity, and the ever-shining sun. However, just because you live in a tropical paradise, doesn’t mean you should be paying ridiculous energy bills to keep your home cool. When you replace your non-impact windows to impact casement windows, you will see a dramatic drop in your energy bills. Casement windows, just like our other impact products, are designed to maintain your house in a cool state.
You’re probably asking yourself, “what’s the difference between a non-impact casement window and an impact casement window?” The difference is in the glass and the material that is used in making impact-rated casement windows. The glass in impact casement windows is designed to let daylight into your home without having the harmful UV rays and heat from entering your home. Typically, in the summer months in the sunshine state, we experience sometimes unbearable temperatures between 80-90 degrees. Having these extreme temperatures, it causes homeowners to overwork their ac units. This is all because they most likely don’t have impact windows installed in their home. With regular glass, both UV rays and heat enter your home making it harder for your ac system to maintain cool temperatures in your home. This results in higher energy bills in the summertime. Now with impact windows, you don’t ever have to worry about paying high energy bills in the summertime. The energy bill will be consistent all year round. If energy efficiency is a priority for you, then consider impact casement windows!
Have you ever wished you could open your window outward and have the opportunity to have fresh air enter your home? Well, with casement windows, you have exactly that. They are perfect for ventilating your home and enjoying the occasional breeze. Now, not only can you appreciate fresh cool air in your home, but you get to enjoy the amazing unobstructed views of your backyard. If you want to peek your head out the window, you actually can! Impact windows don’t limit what you can do; they only enhance your window experience, while offering you an array of benefits!
Like any homeowner, your home is a priority. You want to ensure that your home is protected and secure for your family. Here at Prestige Home Pros, security is our priority. That’s why when you upgrade to impact-resistant windows, you’ll benefit from knowing that your home is protected against possible intruders. Since the glass is impact-rated and capable of withstanding hurricane 5 winds, and extreme pressure, it will make it nearly impossible for intruders to break in. Even if they used a bat or crowbar against the glass, it wouldn’t shatter all over the floor. What you can expect if there is a potential break-in is that the impact glass will shatter, like a spiderweb pattern, but it will stay in place. Have the reassurance that your home will be protected all year round when you choose Prestige Home Pros for your window replacement project!