Before knowing about how to add gasket in the uPVC casement window, one should know why it is important to fix the gasket in windows and doors. Gasket keeps the warm air inside and gives much better insulation. It also helps in decreasing the drafts and thus protects from heat. It also decreases the level of noise that comes from outside of busy roads or railway tracks. Moreover, this keeps the rain, breeze, and the elements with condensation, out, which are harmful to walls and windows.
Types of Gasket:
- Natural rubber gasket:
The natural rubber is made from polymers of isoprene which consist of some impurities of an organic compound including water. This rubber is heated at a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius. It has good resistance of abrasion with the best elongation, tear strength, and high tensile. These are acid-resistant. It has a 95% pure natural rubber.
- Neoprene gasket:
This gasket is made from synthetic black rubber. It is very versatile to the harsh environments because it is oil and petroleum resistance. The neoprene has good résistance of oils, dilute acids, solvents, and alkalis.
This gasket is very popular and versatile; it is heat, sunlight, and aging resistance. It has the feature of water, acids, oxidants, and steam resistance. This rubber is the best choice for outdoor applications as it is resistant to harsh weather conditions.
How Gasket installs in casement windows
Good manufacturers are using EPDM gasket which comes with a high-quality range. This protects the window and walls from harmful noise, air, and UV rays. It is easy to install a gasket in the casement window. Once the outer frame of the window is made, it’s time to add gasket at the inner layer of the outer frame. The next step is to adjust the glass on the window, as the measurement of glass is already been taken. Once this process gets complete then the rest of the area of bidding will be covered by the gasket. It’s very important to take precautions while adding gasket in any type of window.
EPDM gasket is the best quality which is mostly used in Casement windows. Nowadays, casement windows are getting used for a long time which gives a very attractive look to any property or building. The casement window can be made of any material either Aluminium or uPVC or any other. These types of windows can be of a single panel or double panel. The single panel window can be designed in two ways; one left-handed window, in which the hinge is placed on the left side, and the lock, is on the right side. Another is a right-handed window whose lock is on the left side and hinge is on the right side. A casement window can be made with hinges or Friction Stay/ Restrictor Arm. With hinges window can be opened at 90 degrees wherein with friction stay/ restrictor arm window can be opened up to 75 degrees. Nowadays, the casement window comes in many attractive designs like top hung, bottom hung, left, and right-handed. The single or double panel window can have two opening patterns- Inside Openable or Outside Openable.
Benefits of casement window
- These types of the window allow fresh air in the house from its superior design which can get fully open.
- Casement windows have a good locking mechanism as it has a multi-locking system.
- Such windows open like a door which gives a clear and unobstructed view.
- Casement windows propose different and attractive designs like a flat top, French, colonial grill, top-down the grill, no grill, and prairie grill.
- These types of windows come in a variety of sizes and attractive colors, they are made from fiberglass, wood, Aluminium, clad.
- Such windows are easy to manage and clean them as they mostly open inside.
Parts of Casement window:
The casement window is made from different thing, material, and parts, so here we are going to discuss regarding the different parts of casement windows:
This part plays a very important role in such windows as they hold glass tightly at a place and keep it safe from getting a break. Sash can be moved inside and outside which depends on how it was made. The sash is hold up by hinge/ Friction stay which is located on side of window whether on left or right; now days hinge comes on top also, such type of window is known as awning window. The sash must get install and construct properly. If it is not done then it can distort and warp by time and may leak and stop locking efficiently. This can cause a reduction in the efficiency of the window and the security of your home.
- Locking handle
The lock is an important part of any window or door, in casement; there are single locking point and multiple locking points. In the single lock, there is only one lock that is at the center and in multiple locking points there are more than 1 lock points, one is on top, another is on bottom and rest is in the middle.
This is the part of the locking handle only; it’s a hook of the lock at the side of the window. The keeper secures the sash so that it doesn’t get open.
- Hinge/ Friction Stay
The hinge/ Friction stay has a different role for casement windows which allows the sash to swing outward or inward. These are located on the side of the sash, one of the top and another is at the bottom.
- Gas ket
The gas kit is installed in the window to hold the Glass of a window. This protects the glass from any movement from wind or air. The size of the gas kit gets change with the change in the size of the glass used in the window. The gas kit increases the strength of glass and also increases the durability of glass.