Which typically needs more repair: Casement Windows or Slider Windows?
Repair—it’s one of the most familiar, recurring and costly chores for a homeowner. It’s important to consider the extent of repair necessary when making window choices. We’ll consider two popular window types—the casement window and the slider window—to see which one generally requires more repairs.
Casement window. Casement windows are complicated devices. Because they are operated by a crank assembly, this single component is under a lot of stress whenever you open or close the window. Furthermore, the mechanisms get dirty easily. And due to the delicate nature and multiple moving parts of the crank assembly, there is more to break - and it breaks more easily. While replacing crank assemblies and doing repairs yourself are possible, parts are often hard to come by.
Sliding window. The most common difficulty with sliding windows is a minor one—the window’s movement in the track. However, the simplicity of slider windows is astonishing. It merely consists of two sliding sashes in a roller frame; problems are few and far between. Adjusting a bent frame, slipping in replacement weatherstripping, or purchasing a new plastic glider are easy repairs, and you can find replacement parts at most home improvement stores.
So Which Needs More Repair?
The answer is fairly straightforward. Casement windows are the more repair-prone window. However, there is an element of elegance and aesthetic that only casement windows can offer. Don’t let the possibility of repair keep you from the beauty of this style of window.
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