How to Choose the Right New Windows for Your Home
24th August 2022
24th August 2022
So you’ve decided you need new windows, whether that’s because your current ones have problems, or you just fancy a style upgrade, and now you need to choose what kind to get. But just how do you decide? We’ve put together a little guide on the key points to think about when you’re making your new window decisions!
Double glazing is an absolute must. Anything less, and you can consider it a downgrade rather than an upgrade. Any installer worth their salt will offer you double glazing as standard – always make sure to choose one of these installers! It plays a huge role in the energy efficiency and security of your home, so it’s absolutely essential.
If you want to push things even further, triple glazing is also a good option for even more enhanced thermal efficiency!
Security is a huge deal when thinking about any home improvements, but particularly ones that can be in more vulnerable areas, such as windows or patio doors. You want to make sure that any windows you choose have robust and durable frames made from quality materials (like uPVC or aluminium), and solid double glazing. Even better still, opt for those that offer advanced locking mechanisms to really make the biggest upgrade.
The Great British weather can be many things, but a lot of the time, it’s damp. And some windows can be more resistant to the damp, and the problems it can bring, than other types. Traditional wooden windows are notorious for having difficulties with damp, from rotting and warping to bowing and allowing water ingress. You want to make sure that any windows you choose to have installed aren’t going to do that. Look for windows that have been tested for weather resistance, and offer weatherproof gaskets and other features.
And of course, make sure they’re made of something that isn’t known for struggling with the wet weather!
So we’ve covered the basics, but there’s one more big thing to consider – the style! There are a lot of different styles of window to choose from, and you want to make sure that any you choose will suit your home. Take the time to explore different styles and how they function. Visit a showroom to get a feel for things in person. And speak with an expert installers if you need any help figuring out the perfect style for your needs!