How do your casement windows help residential remodelers?
ProVia offers its proprietary ComforTech Warm Edge Glazing System for casement windows. This improves thermal efficiency and reduces heat loss in the window. It utilizes Super Spacer, which is a flexible organic foam warm edge spacer between two or three panes of glass. With its multi-layer vapor barrier and acrylic adhesive, Super Spacer provides optimal thermal performance. ProVia also tailors casement windows for remodelers’ needs by offering a 3 ¼ in. frame depth. This allows remodelers to leave some of the existing wood frames in place, so they can undersize the new units to allow for quicker installation.
What’s the next advancement in the market?
As energy code requirements continue to become more demanding, we see a trend developing, especially in the east coast market. In this market double-hung windows have been preferred through the years, however today we see increasing numbers of orders for casement windows. We attribute this to the higher thermal value that a casement window delivers. As energy codes get stricter, people are looking for more efficient windows. We envision that more homeowners will be choosing casement windows because the savings from energy performance allows for a good return on their investment.