Replacing your old single or double glazed windows is a big investment and you should do your homework before employing a company to install your new windows.
Choosing the right style and design is a vital point when choosing your new windows. Getting this wrong could actually devaluing your property rather than adding value.
Double glazed windows just like other home improvement products vary in price, and so does the workmanship, fitting and quality. So it is important to instruct a company with a good reputation, choosing the wrong company could be a very expensive mistake.
When deciding on a new window style for your home, take inspiration from your neighbour’s windows and other houses in the area that are similar to your property. This way you will be able to see what works well and looks good.
The next step is to choose the frame material and colour, todays PVCu double glazed windows are available in a variety of colours so if the default brilliant white windows aren’t for you then look at the other colour options available. The 3 basic materials are PVCu, timber and aluminium depending on your home, budget and personal taste will determine what material will best suit your property.
PVCu Window Styles Explained:
It’s safe to say they are the most popular window style on the market, due to the fact they suit so many property types, are cost effective, energy efficient, and easy to install.
Bay and Bow
Made up from casement frames the bay and bow windows add depth and shape to the window. The bay has a more angler shape as a rule made up of 3 flat panels set at 45 degrees to the house. The bow window has a curved appearance made up from multi panels of glass typically 4 but also made up from 3, 5, or 6 panels.
Sliding sash windows are designed to look like original box sash windows and therefore are perfect for replacing old traditional windows. The new PVCu sash windows do not have the issues of the older style wooden windows, being low maintenance and do not rot, peel, flake or warp.
Tilt and Turn
A useful window style when space is an issue as the opening can be inwards or outwards from either the top or the side. They are a popular choice for; commercial properties, modern homes, apartments and conservatories.