Window Buying Guide
Window Frame Materials
PVCu is the most common window replacement. It has great insulation abilities for heat and minimising sound. PVCus are durable and long lasting, high-grade PVCu provides solid security for your home. PVCu has a lot of benefits however if you have a more traditional property the look and style may not always be the best choice to compliment the property. Traditional and period homes benefit from Timber & wooden windows to fit with the style of the property.
Timber & Wooden Windows
Wooden framed windows are classic, classy and timeless, they can give your home a country period style charm that will make your neighbours envious. Wooden and timber windows also come with a lot of benefits and can protect against heat loss and keep out external sound. One thing to consider with wooden windows though is the upkeep, wooden winders are an organic material, they need to be treated or painted every few years to make sure they don’t rot. However with good care can last a lifetime.
The less popular and known window style is aluminium windows, these are great option for homer owners that need something light weight, flexible and sturdy. Aluminium is a really good option for unusually shaped windows as it is easy manipulated. They are a cheaper option, like the PVCus and don’t need a lot of upkeep, however please bare in mind they are a conductive material so aren’t the most energy efficient option.
Double Glazing Benefits
• Retains heat efficiently to keep you warm in the winter, but also insulates your home against powerful sun rays in the summer – keeping your home at the perfect temperature.
• Good at protecting your home against external noise. The space between the two panes and the thickness of the glass means double glazed units provide some noise reducing properties.
• This option is the best at reducing condensation. Double glazing protects against mould and damp by reducing condensation build up in your windows.
Triple Glazing Benefits
• Fantastic for homes in cold climates, triple glazing provides the best heat insulation properties. In terms of your energy bill, over time triple glazing may be the best option for your piggy bank.
Secondary Glazing Benefits
Secondary glazing is the process of adding an extra framed glass or a ‘second window’ within your existing frames. It provides the following benefits:
• This option best for you if sound reduction is your biggest concern. Secondary glazed units provide the most protection against sound, with some units reducing sound by up to 90%.
• Convenient & Cost Effective. Windows are not required to replaced for secondary glazing, this means the process is often less time consuming and cheaper than full replacement.
Out with the Old in with the New
Windows can alter the look and feel of your home, making a home you’ve lived in for year feel almost brand new! New windows are an investment that can pay off beautifully when you have properly considered which option suits your needs. To help you choose wisely, receive the best outcome and realise what you have always imagined your home should look like, we recommend you consult with a reputable supplier.
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