A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Windows

Windows have a big impact on the overall look of your home. The right windows will also save you money, but how do you work out what’s right for you? With a variety of styles, materials and colours to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start.

Here’s our handy guide to choosing the right windows for your property.

Choosing the right windows

Casement Windows

This popular style of window has been around for years. They work well in contemporary and older buildings, and are easily tailored to fit your needs. Casement windows feature hinges on one side. This can be at the top, side or bottom of the window. They also have multiple locking points.

The single casement is particularly common. It features a single frame with one pane of glass and opens with hinges on the left or right-hand side. A double casement is also popular and is comprised of two adjacent windows, one with a hinge on the left and the other with a right-hand hinge. They open in the middle, very like a French door.  

Tilt and Turn Windows

These are modern and stylish – perfect for a contemporary home. They open inwards from the top or side courtesy of a special handle and lock system. This unique feature allows the window to ‘tilt’ to provide plenty of ventilation without taking up too much space inside the room – perfect for smaller properties.  

Tilt and turn windows can be used in a variety of settings. They’re ideal for larger windows such as bathrooms but will work well in any room.

Vertical Sliding Windows (Sash Windows)

The sash window is alive and well, but in a modern and more efficient form. Unlike their draughty wooden predecessors, our vertical sliders are energy efficient to keep you warm and keep the bills down. They incorporate draught-proof insulation and are easy to open and close – unlike heavy wooden traditional sash windows.

Vertical sliders are perfect for Georgian or Victorian buildings and listed period properties. They’ll also look good in traditional style modern houses, giving them a satisfying blend of classic looks with contemporary efficiency.         

Materials and Finishes

Our windows can be made in a variety of materials, but what’s right for your home?

uPVC windows are great all-rounders, as they’re strong, long-lasting and require little maintenance. They also wear extremely well as they don’t rot or rust. When combined with quality double glazing, uPVC windows are exceptionally energy efficient. These windows are a great choice for excellent quality at an affordable price.

Wooden windows are standard with pre 20th century properties, and are still the first choice for a truly historic building and authentic feel. They have a warmth and character of their own, and look particularly good in casement or vertical sliding windows. Of course, they can also be used in modern properties for a smart and individual look.

Our windows come in a variety of finishes and colours, and we offer a range of elegant and stylish handles – a combination that’ll enhance any room in the house.

The Window Centre Approach

At The Window Centre, we’ve been installing windows, doors, conservatories and porches for an awfully long time, so we know how important it is to make the right choices for your home.

We never forget that one size doesn’t fit all. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can decide with confidence what’s best for your home, your taste and your budget.

Stylish, Energy Efficient and Functional Windows – contact us today

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