Casement Windows

(Bob Rosinski) #1

Merry Christmas to Everyone.

I live in the colder parts of the states. Valparaiso, Indiana. In the winter months, it is not a good idea to open Casement windows because of the seals are not pliable or soft. The cranks could become damaged also trying to close the window tight. Sometimes when having a house full, it does become too warm, so I have to open the back door to get some cool air in.
So as for inspections, how would an inspector address this issue?

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(James Fletcher) #2

Sounds like your seals are bad?? A good quality window should be able to seal properly. Often times the lock on a casement will pull window tight to the seal. If the seals are bad write them up as so.

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(Jeffrey R. Wicklander) #3

[quote="rrosinski, post:1, topic:102476"]

Merry Christmas to Everyone.

I live in the colder parts of the states. Valparaiso, Indiana. In the winter months, it is not a good idea to open Casement windows because of the seals are not pliable or soft. The cranks could become damaged also trying to close the window tight. Sometimes when having a house full, it does become too warm, so I have to open the back door to get some cool air in.
So as for inspections, how would an inspector address this issue?
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I've had casements on our last two houses, never had an issue during winter and I'm north of Chicago.

Jeff

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(Kenneth A. Ramm) #4

[quote="jfletcher3, post:2, topic:102476"]

Sounds like your seals are bad?? A good quality window should be able to seal properly. Often times the lock on a casement will pull window tight to the seal. If the seals are bad write them up as so.
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Agree

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