When it comes to popular window style choices, casement windows often top the list. In addition to its classic look, it has unique features that allow your interior space to ventilate, maximizing natural light, and providing you with a great outdoor view. Like all other window types, however, they can suffer from problems.
Renewal by Andersen® of Central Florida, your go-to source of picture windows and other customizable window units in the area, shares tips to ensure the longevity and performance of your own casement window through maintenance.
Dealing with Crank Issues
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to operate the crank mechanism of your casement window. But, when you find it hard to do so, it means it’s time to get it lubricated again. Be sure to check for debris, which you can scrape out using a blunt knife or a flathead screwdriver. Then, apply a spray lubricant on the crank, paying attention to the tight spaces. Distribute it throughout the mechanism by opening and closing the window.
Getting the Sashes Unstuck
The good thing about your casement window is that you can open the sash as wide as you want it. It can be a problem when you want it fully opened but can’t do so because it’s stuck. Rust may have formed on the hinges, so remove them using an anti-rust spray. If this doesn’t solve the problem, then the next best solution would be to replace the hardware.
Some window materials, such as wood and vinyl, get exposed to the elements, resulting in problems such as warped and distorted frames. Expansion and contraction, especially in vinyl frames, occurs because of temperature changes, causing the glass to crack. When drafts and moisture penetration become apparent, you may want to consider window replacement.
For your replacement windows, consider the offerings from Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida. Every casement, double-hung, bay, bow, picture and sliding window that we offer have the Fibrex composite framing material and high-performance glass to make it strong, energy-efficient and beautiful.
Call us at (407) 512-5504 to get started. You can also fill out our contact form for a free, in-home consultation. We serve residents of Orlando, Florida.