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Casement Windows for Your Kansas City Home

posted on September 15, 2021 in Kansas City

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Casement windows are a great choice for nearly any style and type of home. These windows are versatile, easy to care for, energy-efficient and can be combined with other window types to create a focal point and add character.

Casement windows are hinged at the sides and swing outward. They can be easily opened with a crank that folds away when you’re not using it. If you have a hard-to-reach place, like above a kitchen sink or a hallway, casement windows are a good choice. Since they open from the side, they allow air to flow in at a set direction.  

Wood, Fiberglass and Vinyl Casement Windows

When it comes to finding the right casement window for your home, there are three materials to choose from. Wood is a classic option for casement windows and can be customized with an interior and exterior stain. An organic material, wood is naturally good at insulating rooms so many of our wood casement windows are energy-efficient. The finish of wooden windows may have to be cared for and refinished every so often, so wood isn’t a completely maintenance free option.

Fiberglass windows are one of the most energy efficient and weather resistant materials. Kansas City experiences a variety of temperatures, and while extreme temperatures may not be common, fiberglass casement windows will keep your home comfortable year round. Pella Fiberglass windows are finished with a powder-coat meaning so the finish will never fade and stay looking great year after year.

Vinyl casement windows are an affordable option that’s also energy efficient. Many homeowners opt for vinyl windows as they are easy to care for and can be customized with a finish to match the interior and exterior of your home. Vinyl windows are low maintenance and can be cleaned just as easy as fiberglass windows.

Bathroom Casement Windows

Windows in your bathroom can let in plenty of natural light for you to enjoy. Casement windows are a great option in bathrooms since they are easy to open and close from hard to reach spots, such as over a spa tub or freestanding bathtub. Many Kansas City homeowners opt for combining multiple casement windows together to create a focal point and maximize the sunlight that can enter their home.

If privacy is a concern with having windows installed in your bathroom, between-the-glass blinds are a great option. These blinds are placed between panes of glass, preventing them from gathering dust. They are a low-maintenance option to create privacy when needed.

Casement Windows with Transom

If you’re looking to add a bit of character to your home, casement windows can be paired with transoms. A transom window is a smaller window, typically placed above a larger window, that can let in more sunlight. A smaller window above a casement window creates a focal point and adds character to your home. Consider installing three or four casement windows each with a fixed transom window above for a modern look. Transom windows can easily be customized with grilles to match the architecture of your home, or even decorative glass.

When you’re ready to find the right casement windows for your Kansas City home, look no further than the experts at Pella Windows & Doors of Kansas City. Our team serves customers around Overland Park, Leawood, Lee’s Summit, Olathe and Liberty. Call or stop by a local showroom today to have our local team guide you through your project from start to finish.

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*Based on a 2020 survey of leading window brands among homeowners.