In a Prairie, French Eclectic, or Spanish Colonial home, doubling down your use of casement windows highlights your architecture’s soul. Otherwise, think where to use them to lend adequate functionality to the rooms they serve.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas recommends these areas:
Compliance with egress regulations is the number one reason to outfit bedrooms with casement units during windows replacement. Most local building codes require sizable wall openings to provide an easy way out, or in, in case of emergency.
They’re perfect for home escape plans. You can quickly crack casement windows open to make the entire aperture available for passage. Make no mistake; you may get away with double-hung or sliding units, but you still need to remove both of their sashes to clear the way. When time is of the essence, you want bedroom windows you can open faster because every second counts.
When you occasionally use your finished basement for sleeping, casement units offer an easy escape route in the event of fire and other emergencies. Furthermore, these windows catch a profusion of natural light, which is hard to come by in a room below the ground. Of all operating units, casements provide the best combination of egress, daylighting, and ventilation.
Kitchen and Bath
The kitchen, especially the cooking zone, and the bathroom require the highest amount of natural light out of all home areas. Whether you install individual units or bay windows with casement flankers, they can make these busy spaces well-illuminated.
Moreover, your kitchen and bathroom produce a lot of moist air, which can lead to excessive humidity. Excellent ventilating windows, like casements, can help prevent moisture buildup to keep your areas intact and beautiful.
At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas, we can masterfully disguise casement windows as double-hung units using grilles. If your home in Manhattan or Hutchinson demands the look of the double-hung and the function of the casement, we can make it happen. Call us today at (855) 871-9140 for your free, in-home consultation.