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With old man winter just around the corner, you’ll want to ensure that your home is prepared by being well insulated. One area to check into is your windows and doors. And while it is a practical approach to make sure your home is well insulated and saving you money, if you’re in need of a window or door replacement, this can be achieved in a modern, unique and fresh way to add value to your home.

It doesn’t matter if your home is relatively new or well over 100 years old, practically every house that has been built will have a draft. A draft happens when there are gaps in the window or door construction and the opening is left unsealed to the outside weather environment. Where you should look for drafts in your home are windows, doors, attic hatches, pipes leading outside, and ceiling-to-wall joints. When these spaces are uninsulated, cold air can enter and will, as a result, raise your heating bill which allows not just cold air in, but moisture and in some cases little pesky critters as well.

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With an energy-efficient upgrade, as a homeowner, you’ll have so many designs to choose from. But there are a variety of types that you should consider, one of them being a casement window. It’s attached to its frame by one or more hinges at the side. Within a common shared frame, they are used singly or in pairs. And if they are in pairs, you’ll find that they are hinged on the outside. The window is usually held open by using a casement stay. There are a variety of windows to choose from:

  • Awning window: This design is hinged from the top.
  • Hopper window: This design is hinged from the bottom.
  • Casement window: This design is hinged laterally on each side.

Casement windows can sometimes be opened with a crank or some such cam handle mechanism. It is placed generally at hand height or near the bottom which also serves as a window lock. And if the design of the casement window opens outward, then a crank, stay, or friction hinge is necessary in order to hold the window open in place, especially if there is a harsh wind occurring. With some designs, the glass panes are set in a rabbeted frame and sealed with bevelled putty or glazing compound to secure the glass firmly in place. Where the hinges are located on the left and the locking mechanism is on the right, casement windows are labelled in one of two ways: FCL refers to a left-handed window. And then there are FCR which is a right-handed window with the hinges on the right and the locking mechanism positioned on the left. Bear in mind that these definitions will only apply to a window when it is being looked at from the exterior of the property.

Pros of Casement Windows

Ventilation

Since casement windows open outward, these types of windows offer the best ventilation. They allow for fresh air to flow throughout the room. And with a casement window design, aesthetically it also allows a greater amount of light to enter the room.

Energy Efficiency

Due to its design, a casement window’s sash is movable and it is able to fasten very securely to the weather-stripping when in a locked position. Hence, very little outside air can get in which means that it is regarded as being one of the most energy-efficient designs of all windows.

Ease of Washing

This window is usually a very good choice for hard to reach places, and because of its design, it makes it easy to wash. Due to their design of being easy to open and close, cleaning these types of windows is fast and easy. Of today’s higher quality, better-constructed casement windows, through their design they are able to pivot on their hinges as they are opened, which allows the movement of the entire sash away from the hinged side of the window frame. Thus allowing a space to reach through to wash the outside of the window all the while still being able to stand right inside the comfort of your home.

Brand Quality

And lastly, to ensure that you are purchasing the best casement window for your home, it is recommended that you evaluate each brand because there are many quality window manufacturers, but through comparison shopping, you’ll find a difference between brand quality and pricing.

Cons of Casement Windows

Easier to Break Into

Before installation, it is recommended that all casement window hardware and hinges should be thoroughly inspected. Subsequent to this, they should also be checked periodically to make sure that they are maintaining their stability and durability. And while this type of window is usually very difficult to break into even if they are securely locked, as time passes they do age. Their hardware will become brittle, rusty or faulty, and as a result, they become an easy, viable target for burglars. An established, reliable and trustworthy contractor will be able to inspect older casement windows and make recommendations as your need requires.

More Expensive

A casement window can be more expensive than other types of windows on the market. But if your mind is firmly set, and this is what you truly desire, it is stressed that you make sure that you get top quality. Its expense is predicated on the weight added by multiple glazed sashes, both the hardware and structure of the casement window selected need to be of the highest quality possible.

Size Limitations

Generally, you’ll never see an overly large casement window. There will be size limitations even taking into account the best hardware and construction techniques that are available to consumers. When it comes to installation, all windows are pretty much installed the same way. For aftermarket it is:

  • Pull interior trim
  • Remove old windows
  • Shim/screw new window into place
  • Spray insulation foam
  • Replace trim (or install new trim)
  • Caulk
  • Exterior – install brick moulding/aluminum flashing as needed; caulk
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Features & Benefits

  • 100% Lead-Free
  • Singe, Double and Triple Glass for better insulation
  • Thermal & Energy Efficient.
  • Depending on the model, casements open at a full 90 degrees.
  • High-security multi-point locking system with stainless steel hinges and tracks.
100 % Lead-Free

At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.

Thermal & energy efficiency.

Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.

Watertight and Airtight

Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.

Sealed Glass Unit

Unit has 13/16″ overall thickness. We offer multiple options for glazing and thickness depending on the model.

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Service Areas

We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.

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Grids & Trims

INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

We provide a variety of interior vinyl trims for vinyl windows for an elegant, adaptable look. We have a combination of advanced technology along with the best materials that are not only durable and flawless but will retain their colour for years to come. We offer a variety of standard finishing options including wood stain, contemporary and classic rosettes.

JAMB SIZES

We provide window jambs in four sizes to give you a seamless window installation that is perfect. For added resilience, we provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings, and corner blocks for great longevity. These interior fittings are made from the highest-quality, durable Lead-Free PVC powder compound that requires absolutely no maintenance.

EXTERIOR BRICKMOLD

Our quality brick molds are made from a very long-lasting compound uPVC powder that is designed to withstand the harshest elements throughout the year. Our brick molds are made from maintenance-free materials that are available in a variety of colours and sizes for great longevity and beautiful curbside appeal.

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Glass

Clear Glass

Our double-pane clear glass windows will give you the best protection from outside noises in comparison to single-pane glass. These windows offer the best protection from temperatures by creating an easy flow of hot and cold air from both outside and inside.

Low-E Glass

Low-E, commonly known as low-emissivity glass, was developed to minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light coming through the glass without affecting the amount of light that will enter your home. Our Low-E glass is an excellent choice for decreasing your home energy costs throughout the entire year. Low-E glass cuts back on your home's heat loss by lowering radiant heat transfer by reflecting interior heat back into your home. It also distributes sun rays, allowing for more light coming into your home for using solar energy. This process will give you extra heat while reducing your reliance on heating. This will save you around 60% of your energy costs.

During the summer months, the same process is in effect, just in reverse. Low-E glass windows will reduce the flow of hot air coming into your interior. This specialty produced coating will reduce the effects of the sun's UV rays which, over time, will fade fabrics and carpeting.

Triple Pane Windows

Our triple-pane glass windows are the most effective energy savers on the market. The extra pane of glass easily balances temperatures inside your home for the highest level of comfort during every season. During the winter months, cold air will stay outside and warm air will stay inside. Again, the process is in reverse during the summer months.

Triple-pane glass windows have a special coating that is applied to the glass in order to eliminate the increase of solar heat while providing an increase in energy performance. The extra pane of glass really does offer a new, and better level of insulation, airflow, and will save on the cost of energy.

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