Things to Consider When Buying Replacement Windows
Upgrading your windows is a fantastic way to improve the comfort, look and value of your home. You will already have an idea with your existing windows what works and does not work for you. Getting the right windows is a worthwhile but large investment which takes some consideration.
Like any big purchase, before you part with your money you want to make sure you’ve done your homework and are prepared to make a well informed decision.
Here are some simple but important things you should take into consideration:
- Are you happy with the opening/configuration of your windows at the moment?
- Which material are you looking to replace them with? There is vast range of materials available for windows and doors: including timber, aluminium, UPVC and composite, each having their own benefits.
- Which colour would be best for the style of your property? There are many options, aluminium and timber are available in any RAL colour and uPVC has a choice of many in house colours.
- Keeping the property warm and energy efficient is a big consideration for choosing windows therefore knowing what U-values are achievable is a must, U-Values are a way of measuring thermal performance of double glazed units and windows, the lower the U-Value the better the unit performs.
- Regular maintenance and cleaning will help to keep your windows and doors working smoothly which in turn will keep your G value as high as possible, helping to reduce heating bills and prolonging the lifespan of the units.
- Aluminium windows and doors are very contemporary and have the benefit of having excellent thermal properties.
- UPVC is very low maintenance, durable and very cost effective.
- Timber and composite frames have a traditional charm that in the right property adds appeal to the building and is great for listed buildings.
This blog was provided by Camel Group