Your decision should be based on several factors, including the level of thermal efficiency provided by any replacement window design.
You also need to take into consideration the age of your property as some window solutions will better suit a traditional property than a modern abode, and vice versa.
If it’s causing you a headache, here are some of the most common replacement window designs you will come across with an accompanying guide to the type of homes they will best complement:
The popularity of the casement window never wanes, despite it existing for several centuries. Attached to its frames by one or more hinges at the top, bottom or side, its versatility makes it compatible with almost any property.
A sliding mechanism enables the one or more movable sashes in a sash window to open, a design that’s been around for several hundred years. They’re particularly appealing to homeowners searching for a traditional window offering that will preserve the appearance of their old-style home.
You get two types of opening with a tilt & turn window. A vertical tilt of the handle gives you a mini opening for ventilation or you can use the handle to fully open the window inwardly. This flexibility is ideal for the modern residence and affords you the luxury of easy window cleaning.
There’s a very noticeable arc shape to bay & bow windows. A bay window usually consists of 3 windows, whilst a bow window typically features 4 or more windows to generate that arc. Both provide you with an extended view of the outdoors and draw in lots of natural light. They’re more commonly found in older properties.
In recent years, Heritage windows have been developed – a modern replica of the 19th Century flush sash timber window. But don’t be thinking that they’re only suited to traditional homes. The addition of timber-like Heritage windows to a modern house is a great way of giving it a little touch of history.
Flush Casement windows and Georgian windows are also a fixture in our extensive window range and we haven’t even talked about colour – another key thing to think about when buying new windows.
Perhaps a discussion with one of our design consultants will aid your decision-making. Book a FREE 1-hour appointment now for further window buying assistance.
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