Casement windows (also referred to as crank windows, awning windows, or hopper windows) are attached to their frames with hinges. These hinges can be located on the sides, top, or bottom. These types of windows can have a much tighter seal than their traditional sliding counterparts, which can make them some of the most energy efficient types of windows on the market.
As a homeowner, renovations are either necessary or required depending on your home’s condition and your individual tastes and preferences. A common home renovation many homeowners decide to take on is to replace their windows. Windows not only contribute to aesthetics, but they’re responsible for keeping the elements out and the air in.
As essential as they are, windows can be a source of bug infestations in the greater San Antonio area. They live and thrive in the Hill Country. Even though it might seem as if there’s plenty of food and water outdoors, they’ll likely find your home even more hospitable, given half a chance.
Leaking windows are a definite nuisance to any homeowner. Windows of any type are designed to be water-resistant, not waterproof, even if they are installed one hundred percent correctly. If you are lucky, leaking windows will cause only minor damage that can be repaired.
Windows are the primary way heat enters your home. Just like how magnifying glasses can burn objects in the bright sun, windows, if in the wrong light (literally) can bring unnecessary heat to the home you’re trying to cool. With these few tips, you can keep your house cooler by blocking heat from your windows.