Installing new windows is one of the most significant investments you can make when it comes to improving your home. They not only give your home the ‘wow factor’ when it comes to aesthetics, but they but they also influence its energy efficiency, security, and overall comfort.  

Among the various types of windows available, flush casement windows are gaining popularity for their sleek and modern look. However, their installation demands a higher level of precision and expertise than standard windows, which means you really need to be making sure the company who fits them know their stuff. Here’s why! 

The need for precision in installing flush casement windows 

Flush casement windows are designed to sit flush with the outer frame; no surprises there considering their name! This creates a smooth, flat surface when closed. This design requires some pretty meticulous attention to detail during installation. Unlike standard windows, which have a bit more leeway in terms of fit and alignment, flush casement windows demand exact measurements and precise fitting. 

A professional installer has the experience and tools to ensure that your flush casement windows are installed correctly. They understand the importance of exact measurements and can adjust for any irregularities in the window opening. This precision not only ensures a better aesthetic finish but also enhances the window’s functionality, providing better insulation and security. After all, you don’t want to spend money on lovely new windows, just to have them fitted poorly. 

Longer lead times and higher costs 

Flush casement windows typically have a longer lead time compared to standard windows. This is because they are often made to order to fit the specific dimensions of your window openings perfectly. The bespoke nature of these windows means that any mistake in measurement or installation can be costly and time-consuming to rectify. 

Professionals are accustomed to managing these extended timelines and can coordinate the installation process to help reduce delays and disruptions. Their expertise in handling custom orders reduces the risk of errors, ensuring that your project stays on track and within budget. For example, at Birmingham Glass, we make our windows right here in Birmingham, and have a typical lead time from order to installation of just 4 weeks! 

Avoiding costly mistakes 

Given the higher price point of flush casement windows, the stakes are higher if something goes wrong during installation. A mistake made during a DIY installation can lead to damage to the window or the surrounding structure, resulting in additional costs for repairs or replacements. This is not only financially burdensome but also frustrating and time-consuming. 

Hiring a professional helps to prevent this risk. Professionals are often insured and/or offer warranties on their work, providing you with peace of mind that any issues will be addressed without additional costs to you. Their expertise ensures that the installation is done right the first time, protecting your investment and preventing costly mistakes.  

At Birmingham Glass, our windows come with a 10-year warranty, so you can have peace of mind that when we install your windows, we install them to last. 

Customisation and aesthetic considerations 

Flush casement windows are often chosen for their ability to complement modern and traditional architectural styles. They are available in a variety of colours, wood grains, and ironmongery options, allowing homeowners to customise them to match their home’s design. 

A professional installer can offer valuable advice on the best options for your specific needs and preferences. At Birmingham Glass, we stock an extensive range of window colours and finishes, so whatever your preferences, we are guaranteed to have something that fits perfectly with what you’re picturing in your head.  

Ensuring longevity and performance 

One of the significant advantages of flush casement windows is their durability and long lifespan. However, these benefits can only be enjoyed if the windows are installed correctly. Precision fitting is crucial to ensure that the windows provide optimal performance in terms of insulation, weather resistance, and security. 

Professional installers understand the importance of proper sealing and alignment to prevent drafts, leaks, and potential security vulnerabilities. Their expertise in fitting ensures that the windows will last longer and perform better, providing you with greater value for your investment. 

Why DIY installation isn’t ideal for flush casement windows 

At Birmingham Glass, we wouldn’t really recommend anyone undertake DIY window fitting for any kind of window unless they’ve had the proper training and the have the right tools on hand. Whilst it may seem like going DIY will save you money, a lot can go wrong when fitting windows that could end up costing you more. 

This is particularly true when installing flush casement windows. Standard windows, with their more forgiving design and simpler installation process, can be a better fit for DIY enthusiasts. However, the precision required for flush casement windows means that even a small mistake can have significant consequences. Without the proper tools, experience, and knowledge, DIY installers may struggle to achieve the level of accuracy needed, resulting in poorly fitted windows that compromise the overall look and functionality. 

Thinking about getting new windows for your home? Contact us today to have a friendly, no-obligation chat with a member of our team.