Taking accurate measurement of your window openings is the vital first step in successfully buying replacement windows. You will take three measurements each of the width (at the top, middle and bottom) and of the height (at the left, centre and right) using the smallest results as your replacement window dimensions. If the three measurements for either dimension differ greatly, the opening may not be square.
The width is given first when reading replacement window dimensions. Measure the width between the inner jambs as shown. Be sure to measure the existing window’s frame at its widest points, rather than the narrower distance between inside trim piecces.
For the height, you will measure from the point where the inside sill meets the outside sill stool, up to where the header meets the inside stop (head) at the top of the frame.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are casement windows better?
A casement window seal is not flexible. While both replacement window options are energy efficient, casement windows are more energy efficient since they are not flexible by design.
Are casement windows more expensive?
Just a bit. Double hung windows are more widely available than casement windows and are therefor about 10% less expensive.
What are casement style windows?
Casement windows are windows that are attached to their frames by one or more hinges at the side. Casement windows are held open using a casement stay. Windows hinged at the top are referred to as awning windows and those hinged at the bottom are called hoppers.
How much do casement windows cost?
The cost to install casement windows will depend on whether or not it’s standard size or custom size, the height and width will impact costs, as well as the location of the job. On average homeowners can expect to pay between $325 to $480 per replacement.
Save Energy With Replacement Casement Windows
Casement Replacement Windows
Casement replacement windows are affordable as well as aesthetically pleasing. These windows crank out and make cleaning them from the inside a breeze. Casement windows first became popular with consumers about 20 years ago. At that time, many people replaced old double hung windows with casement windows. Today, both casement replacement windows and double hung replacement windows are equally as popular with consumers.
If your goal is energy efficience, you might consider your replacing old windows with casement windows. Generally speaking, windows today are better than those made 40 years ago. In addition to having better seals, casement replacement windows boast energy efficient glass that can save you money.
Furthermore, casement windows are easy to clean. If you get casement upgrades, you can clean both sides of the glass with soap and water right from the inside of your home. Simply mix a bit of dish soap in a pail with water and clean the windows with a sponge. As the replacement windows will most likely be fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum, you can use the same solution to clean the trim around the windows. When you have washed the glass, you can remove the excess water with a squeegee tool. This is the most efficient way to clean windows.
Additionally, you can add a bit of shine to your casement windows by wiping them with old newspapers and some vinegar. This is an old-fashioned way of cleaning windows to make them sparkle and shine. This should be done after cleaning them with soap, however.
Ease of cleaning and energy efficiency are two great reasons to consider a replacement casement window. Another reason people like these windows is because of how they look. Whether you’re considering fiberglass, aluminum, or a wood casement window, these upgrades will add a touch of glamour to your house. You can get grills that go inside the window jambs that can add a decorative touch to the windows as well.
Casement replacement windows are also easy to open and close making them great for ventilation. When you want fresh air, simply use the crank to crank the window out a bit and let in a breeze. Then crank the window shut when you have had enough. Additionally, screens are stored right in the jamb and easily pop out for cleaning, so you do not have to worry about screen storage at home.
Take a look at your old windows. Are that they are in need of paint, repair, or cleaning? Are they are costing you money due to their inefficiency? None of us wants to waste energy. It is bad for the earth and bad for our bank accounts. If you have old windows in your home, consider saving energy by replacing them with casement windows.