Flush casement windows are traditional-style windows where the frame and the sash sit flush with one another – hence their name. Today’s flush casement windows have been perfected to replicate the aesthetics of a traditional timber window which date back to the 19th century.
Flush casement windows depict British architecture perfectly, and can often been seen in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties. They’re a timeless choice for your home but if you want to make the most of what today’s flush casements have to offer, it’s vital to make sure you’re choosing good quality flush casement windows.
Read on to find out what you should be looking for.
The appearance of good windows
Attention to detail is vital when it comes to the appearance of flush casement windows. It’s the little things that will make the difference.
Take our Genesis UPVC Flush Casement Windows, for example.
You can choose to have mechanically jointed frames and sashes. These feature joinery-style butt joints are milled, screwed and sealed in place which look exactly like a hand-crafted timber joint. Alternatively, you can choose seamless Graf welds. The corners are welded, but in such a way that the weld line ‘disappears’ for a beautifully seamless finish that emulates a modern engineered timber joint.
You can also choose modern or traditional window hardware, depending on the look you want to achieve. Afterall, hardware is known as the ‘jewellery’ of the window and can complete a window’s aesthetics perfectly. For further personalisation there are bespoke astragal bars, trims, bay posts, couplers, addons and architraves to help you create the perfect look for your home with no compromises.
When it comes to colour, there is traditional white plus 30 other colourways as standard, so you can select a colour that fits in with your style of home, your taste and your interior decor.
The attention to detail on the Genesis UPVC Flush Casement Windows makes a big difference. It means it’s widely respected by glazing industry professionals and it can also help if your home is listed or is in a conservation area. Planning officers appreciate the aesthetic quality of the window and its faithful recreation of a traditional window like no other.
The energy efficiency of good quality flush casement windows
Even though flush casement windows recreate a traditional window, they still need to meet modern performance standards. They need to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
When you choose flush casement windows, look at the Window Energy Rating or the U value. A Window Energy Rating of ‘A’ indicates the highest standards of energy efficiency. When it comes to U values, the lower the number, the better the rating.
Thanks to features such as upgraded seals and gaskets, the Genesis UPVC Flush Casement Windows has market-leading performance ratings. Double glazed versions of the window have a U value of 1.2 W/m2k and triple glazed options are just 0.9 W/m2k.
The security of good quality windows
All flush casement window – like all windows – have to meet minimum security standards. Good quality flush casement windows will offer security that goes above and beyond and will give you peace of mind that you are investing in windows that deliver both outstanding looks and reassuring security.
To understand what good quality security looks like on a flush casement window, take a look at the Genesis UPVC Flush Casement Windows. It features high security multi-point locks and hardware, including a bespoke locking keep. Overall, it meets the enhanced security accreditation PAS 24, which is something that not all flush casement windows are able to offer.
You can also choose to upgrade security even further with a hinge protector device between the frame and the sash opener, which adds extra resistance to forced entry.
If you’re interested in choosing good quality flush casement windows, look no further than the Genesis UPVC Flush Casement Windows – anything less is a compromise.
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