What to look for when buying Windows for your home
This guide aims to help you decide whether uPVC Flush Casement Windows will be suitable for your home and will cover:
- What are Flush Casements?
- Thermal Performance
- Material and Maintenance
What are Flush Casement Windows?
Casement windows usually open outwards and are hinged either at the side of the window or at the top. They can also be fixed, allowing in plenty of natural light whilst not having an opening facility. When looking at a casement window from outside, you will usually see a ‘lip’ of uPVC around the opening sashes.
‘Flush’ Casement Windows are more contemporary, offering an attractive flush finish externally, similar to that of traditional timber windows. The image below shows how Kraftmsan Flush Casement Windows look from the outside. You will see a lovely flush finish externally.
What Colour are Flush Casement Windows available in?
Knightsbridge flush casement windows are available in a choice of seven contemporary colours, with a woodgrain effect, to replicate traditional timber windows. Whatever colour you choose outside, the inside of the windows will be white, with either a woodgrain or a smooth white finish.
The external colours available are, White, Cream, Agate Grey, French (Pebble) Grey or Anthracite Grey Contact us for more information.
Thermal Performance of Flush Casement Windows
Kraftsman Flush Casement Windows have excellent thermal properties to keep your home warm and achieve a U-Value of 1.4 W/m2k.
Material and Maintenance of uPVC Flush Casement Windows
uPVC is resistant to weathering and corrosion, making it the ideal material choice for your windows. Kraftsman windows are ideally suited to modern day living, with a contemporary appearance and they require very little maintenance once fitted. All that is needed is to clean the window surfaces and inner chambers with warm soapy water, then ensure they are rinsed and dried after cleaning. Cleaning your windows every 12 months is usually sufficient, depending on where your home is located and whether it is near the sea, in which case it will need cleaning more regularly. Please refer to our full maintenance guidelines.
Good quality uPVC Windows will be guaranteed for 10 years and are likely to last longer than, so they would be a good investment. How much they will cost depends on the size and opening configurations of the windows. For more information on pricing, we can recommend a Design Partner who is local to you, who will provide you with a price to supply and install your windows. Contact us for more information.
Kraftsman windows are secured by a multi-point locking system, securing points on all four sides of the opening sash. In addition to this, all of the windows have a night vent facility, where the windows can be left slightly open to allow air to circulate, whilst the windows remain locked. As standard, all side opening windows are fitted with fire escape hinges. Visit the webpage to find out more.
KAT manufactures uPVC Flush Casement Windows in its factory in Macclesfield, Cheshire. All windows are made to bespoke sizes, to suit your home or project. Contact KAT for more information on 01625 439666 or email [email protected]