Fixed Casement Windows
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Fixed Casement Windows
Fixed casement windows are dual panes of glass that do not open. Often used to allow extra sunlight to enter a room while providing a view of the outdoors, fixed casement windows can work well on their own or in combination with other types of windows. When requiring fixed casement windows Vaughan residents homeowners and businesses take advantage of the service and supply provided by Comfort Windows & Doors. Ask the professional team of salespeople and the installation experts at Comfort Windows & Doors for more information about fixed casement windows or check out the information provided below.
Fixed casement windows work great on their own or as part of a larger bank of windows on a wall. Whether you’re looking to increase the amount of natural sunlight that enters the room or to improve the view of the scenery outdoors, fixed casement windows are an easy way to take advantage of the outside perspective and invite it into the house. You’ll find a wide array of sizes and styles to choose from which allows you to complement both the inside and outside of your home.
Fixed casement windows provide an unobscured view which allows you to see outside with ease while allowing large amounts of natural sunlight to enter. Because fixed casement windows don’t open, they’re often used more for ornamentation rather than ventilation or as an emergency exit. This makes fixed casement windows good for rooms that are in need of more light. They can also be combined with openable windows to increase the amount of fresh air available.
Because fixed casement windows do not open they are one of the most secure types of windows available. There’s no need for locks or other security mechanisms on fixed casement windows. This makes them ideal for ground floor rooms that are adjacent to concealing bushes and other cover or next to areas that receive a lot of public traffic which may allow for easy access by thieves. Fixed casement windows are also good for higher floors where children are present and in potential danger of falling out of a window.
Fixed casement windows are ideal for skylighting purposes. They allow in plenty of light while remaining properly sealed which is important when windows are installed facing the sky.
Because skylights are often hard to reach, there’s rarely any need to open them, making a fixed casement window the perfect choice.
FAQ on Fixed Casement Windows
Why should I buy from Comfort Windows & Doors Inc?
We offer not only great products with exceptional customer service as well. We really want to ensure you get the best windows and doors for your home! At Comfort Windows & Doors Inc, you can get a no-obligation quote on replacing your windows or doors. Comfort Windows & Doors Inc does not employ commission-based salespeople.
What kind of window and door materials does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
You can find windows and doors of almost any material – wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and aluminum.
What do I need to know about vinyl windows?
Vinyl windows are one of the most popular in the industry because they are the ideal combination of performance with price. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free and can have excellent energy efficiency. Vinyl windows are not affected by the harsh Canadian climate.
What kind of window styles does Comfort Windows & Doors Inc offer?
We offer many different styles of windows, including casement, awning, fixed casement, picture (fixed), double-hung, bay, bow, and transom windows!
What are the most energy-efficient types of windows?
The most energy-efficient types of windows available are casement, awning, fixed casement and picture windows. All our windows are Energy Star certified.
What should I know when buying vinyl windows?
There are a ton of window materials available today. Vinyl windows pose many benefits—they’re cost-effective, durable, weather-resistant and more! Comfort Windows & Doors Inc carries vinyl windows from a variety of manufacturers—you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Will my home comfort improve after installing energy-efficient windows (and doors)?
The obvious answer is ‘yes’ just because you’ll no longer feel the drafts that result from cold air entering through low-quality windows. There’s actually much more to an improved comfort level though. First off the insulation around your windows and doors is replaced with insulating foam which fills every void that might have been present resulting in more drafts. Window upgrades also keep your home more comfortable in the summer by
retaining cooled air and help to control indoor humidity throughout the year.
How do I know the new windows and doors I purchase are energy efficient?
All Energy Star products have a symbol and label on them that indicates they have been certified to meet stringent technical requirements. Always look for the Energy Star label when browsing for replacement windows.
What does it mean when a product is Energy Star certified?
Energy Star is a program run by Natural Resources Canada that was created to monitor and regulate the efficiency of various home construction products such as windows, appliances, furnaces, etc. Manufacturers submit their products to be tested and certified. If compliant, it means that products rank in the top 15 or top 30 percent in the niche in terms of energy performance. Energy Star certified products not only save money on your utility bill but also increase the value of your home.
When do I know that I need to replace my windows?
You can actively identify if your windows need to be replaced by being aware of the following:
- You notice fog, condensation, or moisture on your glass consistently. When the view through your window becomes hazy like this it usually indicates that a seal has failed.
- Certain areas of your home become faded from where the sun enters the window. This could be furniture, carpeting, or even hardwood and it means you need to upgrade windows because your current models are allowing harmful UV rays to enter your home.
- Your current windows are not rated for the new climate regulations. Colder climates require a higher ER rating to satisfy energy efficiency recommendations. Your windows are grandfathered in and a replacement isn’t mandatory, but just know the amount of energy you are losing by having these lower quality units installed.
- If your windows are having difficulty opening, closing, and locking it could be time for replacement windows or at the very least a repair. Having a window that doesn’t properly open is a violation of building codes and is a huge safety risk in case of a fire.
- Rotting or pealing wood means the windows are past their prime and ready for replacement. The older your windows are, obviously, the more likely this occurrence will be.
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