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The Steps You Should Take When Buying New Windows


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

What would we do without windows? Our homes would be nowhere near as safe as they are with them, and it wouldn’t be pleasant sitting inside without them fending off the weather. 

This highlights their importance and tells you that we really can’t live without them. Do you give your windows the attention they deserve?  

If you don’t, maybe you will now and conclude that it’s perhaps time that you gave your current windows the elbow, and got some new ones fitted. 

When window shopping, here are a few things to think about to help you get the right replacements:

Select an appropriate window style

While you want new windows to modernise the look of your property, you don’t want it to totally alter its appearance for fear of spoiling its original character. 

You can always choose a window style like what you already have, or you could opt for something different, such as casement windows (suited to virtually any property), bay and bow windows (great for period homes) or tilt and turn windows (so simple to clean). 

It’s also a good idea to pick a window style that complements your locality and provides the functionality you would prefer.

A kitchen window

Choose a window material

In general, UPVC and aluminium windows are the prominent forms of window sold by most suppliers, and they are both impressive insulators. 

If you’re on a smaller budget, UPVC windows will likely fit with your finances, and they are completely weather-resistant, so you won’t see them start to rot or lose their structural integrity.

As for aluminium windows, they’re still competitively priced and have wonderfully sleek frames, which is why they predominantly consist of glass. Their powder-coated finish is something special too.

An oak coloured window

Find a great window fitter

Who you buy your new windows from and who installs them, is as important as getting the right replacement windows. If they’re poor quality or poorly fitted, they will prove a waste of money. 

Reviews of local installers are always worth reading, and you should ask people you know if they have used anyone in the past they would recommend. 

Ideally, appoint an accredited company so that you are covered if any problems occur. Clearview is a GGF and FENSA member, two of the industry’s biggest trade bodies.

A window fitter

Now that our showrooms have reopened, you can come and see many of our replacement windows in person, which will definitely help.


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