Casement windows offer a host of benefits. Featuring a timeless design, they can enhance the beauty of your modern or traditional living space. In addition, they provide excellent ventilation, helping improve indoor air quality in your home.
To make the most of your casement windows, keep them clean and damage-free. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania shares some tips below.
Some homeowners find it difficult to open their casement windows, especially when the units are old or damaged. You can fix this problem by applying lubricant to the crank mechanism of your casement replacement windows. Frequently, lithium grease of a spray lubricant will do the trick to ease window operation. Spread the lubricant at the base of the crank handles and let it seep from there into the gears. If this technique doesn’t work, check whether there is debris stuck in the control arm track.
Another thing that can make your casement windows hard to operate is when layers of paint prevent the panel from opening. You then have to push the window out with your hand before the crank mechanism will work. Solve this problem by scraping the paint off the vertical edges of the frame. You may also have to replace the paint with a single coat of primer.
Getting in touch with your window contractor is also a smart move to find out whether your windows need replacement. You can choose the same window style if you are worried about compromising your home’s design.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania for your window replacement. We offer a variety of window styles, including casement, bay, picture, sliding and double hung windows. Call us today at (717) 306-9448 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Harrisburg, PA.