Replacing sash windows with casement windows is a solution that is often considered by homeowners who think that it’s time to change and replace their worn out sash windows. It is a solution, but a complex one and before jumping into buying your new replacement windows, you’ll want to know these five things first:
Depending on where you live and the nature of your property, you might need to ask or seek permission from your local authorities regarding the change. Second, you have to assess how the final output will look like. You have to know how houses in your neighborhood look like and the type of windows are dominant in the houses because swapping windows can easily turn your house into the center of attention, and sometimes not in a good way.
Another thing you want to consider is the different thicknesses of the frames. Replacing your existing sash window with a casement window will leave gaps that will take extra time and money to repair. Speaking of costs, ask yourself if you’ll actually end up saving or spending more. You can call Sash and Case Windows Direct if you’re still unsure about what’s best for your windows.