Window and door upgrades and replacements are one of the most popular ways to for people upgrade and renovate their homes, not only can it transform the look of your home but can have a dramatic effect on your bills too.
It goes without saying that replacing old wood or even uPVC with new timber frames can add huge curb appeal and transform the aesthetic of your home, they are also more energy efficient.
If chosen correctly, they can play a huge role in adding character, warmth, security, desirability and value.
If your current windows are old, worn out, peeling and are not able to be repaired (if already timber) then you may want to consider the replacement options.
Signs they may need repair:
- If you do not have double glazing
- Broken windows, leaking
- There is condensation present
- Difficulty opening and closing
- They are letting in a draft
- Your home is not insulated well – bills are high
Upgrading an entire house is a considerable investment however if you are experiencing any of the above it is likely your current windows are costing you more money than they need to.
Replacing them with new and energy efficient replacements will actually save you money in the long run by helping to keep your bills down. The long-lasting barriers will keep your heat in much more effectively.
For the best energy saving option ensure you choose doubled glazed units with thermally insulated glass, it can provide an incredible 45% increase in energy savings when compared to ordinary double glazing.
Here at Timber Windows we also offer windows that are fitted with warm edge spacer bars. Low conductivity spacer bars help to minimise heat loss and combat condensation levels on the inner pane.
There are many different types of windows to consider. The characteristics, look, style and age of your home can help to decide the best fit. The main types are:
- Casement Windows. Characterised by the outward opening.
- Sash Windows. Vertical sliding, sash windows operate using a counter-weight mechanism that balances the weight of the sliding sashes.
- Tilt and Turn. Wooden tilt and turn windows are inward opening and, as the name suggests, either tilt or turn inwards when open.
- Shaped windows. Bespoke shapes to suit unique measurements.
Next comes colour, choosing the right colour windows for your brick, stone or rendered property is never the easiest decision when there’s so many choices available. Rendered properties can create even more choices because you must choose a colour for the windows and for the walls.
You want to choose a colour that compliments your home, for example if your home is off white, cream or pale grey pair it with dark grey or anthracite windows and doors. This gives a really modern feel to any home.
On the other hand, if you have a period home, such as those from the Georgian or Victorian eras, using lighter colours such as whites, off whites, or soft colours will complement the structure.
So, what are you waiting for? The benefits of replacing your window and doors are great and can really transform your home.
With an array of choices of styles, finishes and colours why not visit one of our showrooms to discuss your project with our expert team.
Even if you are unable to visit our showroom in person you can still view our high quality timber windows and door solutions in our virtual showroom shown here. Simply move your mouse over the image to discover host-spots that you can use to navigate through our impressive selection.