Casement windows are the most popular type of window in the UK due to their practicality and competitive prices. What’s more, some of these windows can last up to 50 years! Pretty impressive, right? However, to reach this longer lifespan, you’ll need to make sure that your windows are installed and maintained correctly.
In this article, we’ll talk you through the signs that you need to get your casement window replaced, the installation process, and what the standard casement window sizes are.
While we can give you a good idea of whether or not your casement window needs to be replaced, you can only get a truly accurate assessment from a qualified window installer. This is something we can help you with.
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Nothing lasts forever and we’ll all need to replace our home’s windows at some point. But how do we know when we’ll need a casement window replacement? After all, the lifespan of windows can vary from 10 to 50 years depending on how they’re made, the material they are made of, and how they are installed and maintained.
Below we’ve summarised some of the telltale signs of when you’ll need a casement replacement window.
If it feels impossible to heat up your home no matter how high you have the heating on, then this could be an indicator that there’s a draught coming from one or more of your windows.
In some cases, it will be obvious where the cold air is coming into your home. But if it’s not obvious, you can hold a candle beside each of your windows and see if the flame flickers to tell whether or not there’s a draught.
A draught is usually a sign of a broken seal. However, you can’t just replace the seal. You will need to replace the glass unit or the entire casement window.
Not all condensation is cause for concern, but if you have double or triple glazed casement windows and see condensation between the panes, this is a sign of a broken seal. If you don’t get a casement window replacement quickly enough, this will lead to more moisture. And in extreme cases, this could lead to mould, which could be detrimental to your health.
If it’s pouring down outside, you may notice water leaking through your casement window. A leak could lead to mould and rot, especially if you have wooden windows. It is also dangerous if you have any electrical items near your windows – remove these items as soon as possible before any potential damage.
If you’ve noticed that sounds from outside are disturbing you more often, then this is a sign to upgrade your windows. Especially if you only have single glazed windows, then getting double or triple glazed windows should make a world of difference in terms of sound-proofing.
However, if you already have replacement double glazed windows and are still having problems with noise, then you may have a broken seal that needs to be attended to. Alternatively, your window may not have been installed correctly in the first place. This is why it’s so important to find a reliable installer.
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If you see chips or cracks in your window pane, no matter how small they may seem, this indicates that you should get a casement replacement window soon. Chips and cracks will make your home less energy efficient and increase your heating bills.
Maybe you haven’t noticed any obvious signs of damage on your casement windows but you’ve definitely noticed your heating bills increasing! This could be due to a variety of reasons, but it’s worth inspecting your windows more closely to ensure they’re not the culprit.
Your casement windows should open and close without any difficulty. If you’re having trouble with this, there could be multiple reasons why. It may just be that the window hinges are stiff and require an industrial lubricant such as WD-40. However, it could also signal that your windows are misaligned. This may be due to poor installation or simply because of gravity acting on your window’s hinges over time.
Window latches and handles can break due to wear and tear over time or because of too much force. It should be possible to replace the latch or handle of your casement window, but if your window is 20+ years old or has any other issues, it may be more worthwhile to replace the whole window.
Yes, casement windows can be replaced – and should be if you’re experiencing any of the problems mentioned above.
And even though casement windows can last a long time and you’re not experiencing any significant problems, you still may want to upgrade your windows. Installing modern windows could help raise your property’s value, as it keeps up with current trends and increases your home’s energy efficiency rating.
Whether or not you have a problem with your windows that needs to be fixed quickly, we can help you. Our team at GreenMatch can help save you stress and hours of your time by finding you certified casement replacement window companies near you.
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Figuring out how to install a replacement casement window is not an easy task – that’s why it’s best to leave the job to the professionals. Every window replacement will vary depending on what type of window you currently have and what type of window you want to install.
For example, box-type sash windows usually have a much thicker frame compared to casement windows. Therefore, removing plaster will likely be required in order to make the gap around the window smaller for the casement window replacement to fit.
We’ve summarised the whole process of getting a casement replacement window in 5 small steps so you can know what to expect:
How long the installation will take depends on how many windows you are getting replaced and whether it is a like-for-like replacement. If you are having multiple windows replaced, it is usually recommended that you replace them all at the same time, especially if the point is to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Skilled installers can replace a standard window in as little as 30 minutes. Although, if you want to install a larger custom-made window, it may take one or two days.
Generally speaking, an experienced window installer can replace between 10 and 15 windows per day. However, if, for example, you opt for wooden windows that need to be primed and painted, this will naturally take more time.
To help speed up the process, you can prepare your home beforehand by clearing the area around the windows. This makes it easier for the installers to access the window and ensures that none of your belongings will be damaged.
If you’re ready to begin the process and don’t want to waste another minute, we can help you. We’ll send you up to 3 free quotes from certified installers near you.
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Casement windows come in a variety of sizes. It’s a good idea to know what size you’ll need before you start the process. By taking measurements of the window you’d like replaced, you’ll be able to better describe to the installer what kind of window you want, meaning the initial quote they give you will be more accurate.
In the following table you can see what some of the most common sizes for casement windows are in the UK.
|Common sizes for single casement windows|
|25 x 35 in||635 x 890 mm|
|29 x 74 in||736 x 1194 mm|
|29 x 59 in||736 x 1498 mm|
If you want a window that is particularly large or has a unique shape, it’s best to discuss this with the installer first to see whether they can assist you or not.
A casement window replacement cost can vary depending on multiple factors, such as the frame material, window size, and number of windows you need. However, it also depends on factors unrelated to the product, such as your location and installer’s rates. This is why it’s crucial to compare quotes. This will give you the peace of mind that you’re hiring a reliable installer at a great price.
However, one common problem when it comes to comparing quotes is that it can take a long time to find them. Researching and contacting different installation companies can take up hours of your time (and also isn’t the most exciting way to spend your weekend). Thankfully, our team at GreenMatch can help you with this.
We can quickly put you in touch with up to 3 qualified installers in your area from our professional network. You’ll receive quotes free of charge from each installer within 48 hours, which you can then easily compare side by side and choose the best one for you. And don’t worry – you’re also under no obligation to accept any offers you receive.
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