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By Fenster 29 July 2021

How To Choose The Right Style Windows For Your Home

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How To Choose The Right Style Windows For Your Home

There’s nothing better than coming home and feeling that incredible feeling of warmth, especially in the UK, with a lot of natural light to enjoy.

Choosing the right style window frames for your home can be one of the most critical decisions. replacement window frames are one of the biggest purchases with big implications for the design.

If you are considering changing your current windows, these valuable tips for choosing the right style for your home may come in handy.

What are the Different Material Styles for Windows?

Windows have been used for centuries to provide natural light and fresh air, improving the quality of life for those living in houses with no access to daylight. 

Today, windows come in different styles and materials to suit your home’s specific style and look.

UPVC Window Frames

Windows are one of the essential features in any house. They allow natural light to enter your home and offer a view of the outside world. 

If you are looking for a window that is easy to clean, simple to maintain, and energy-efficient, UPVC Window Frames may be perfect for you.

UPVC window frames are created with a combination of plastic and metal. The U-value, or the thermal performance of a window frame, is dependent on how well it insulates against heat moving through the frame. 

To understand how well UPVC window frames perform in this regard, you need to know that they have values between 1.2 and 1.4 watts per square meter per degree Celsius (w/m2K). This means that UPVC window frames are not as good at insulating against heat as aluminium or wood, but they are still better than glass windows.

UPVC windows are an excellent option for homeowners because they offer a variety of benefits.

– They provide a long-lasting, flexible, and durable surface resistant to scratches and sunlight changes.

– They can be installed in a range of styles, colours, and shapes.

– They are easy to maintain and keep clean by cleaning with soap and water.

Aluminium & Steel Window Frames

Innovations in window frames have been made possible by the use of aluminium and steel.

Aluminium and steel are commonly used in window frames due to their many benefits compared to using other materials, such as wood or vinyl.

Firstly, metal is very durable, which means that it can last much longer than any other material available on the market today. 

Secondly, metal is a great heat conductor, so it can help keep your home warm in winter or cool in summer. 

Thirdly, metal is a natural insulator, which will reduce noise from coming through your steel and aluminium windows.

Composite Window Frames

The composite window frames are made from a combination of wood and plastic. This frame construction is a good choice for people who don’t want to worry about their windows rotting or warping in wet climates.

Composite window frames are made of high-quality vinyl plastic with UV protection and are resistant to climatic changes such as moisture, heat, and cold. They’re also much better at keeping out sound than traditional wooden styles. 

With these properties, composite frames can be more aesthetically pleasing than other materials since they allow you to install many different colours in your home without the need for painting or staining all over again every few years.

Wooden Timber Window Frames

Wooden timber window frames are a popular choice for many people because they offer a traditional, authentic wood look. 

Wood windows are also naturally insulated, which helps to keep the room warm in winter (or cool in summer).

However, be aware that you’ll need to find a company that offers various shapes and sizes to make sure your windows fit. Plus, you may need to pay more for thicker timber if you want them for insulation purposes.

Timber windows require a lot of upkeep because they are susceptible to weathering and need to be repainted periodically, but they also add charm and character to a home.

How do I Choose a Window Style for My Home?

The integrity and style of your home can make or break your exterior. This is true not only because it does not fit in with the other houses on the street but also because your neighbours may find your house out of place.

When changing your windows, you should keep exterior aesthetics in mind. It is good to choose the style of windows with the same design and materials that your house already has to make a coherent statement together.

The Different Window Styles To Fit Your Home

There are a variety of different window frame styles which have been popular throughout the years. Some frames are more ornate and created to be decorative, while others are made to be flashy and attention-grabbing.

We have detailed the main window style frames to consider for your home.

Casement Windows

Typically, casement windows are a hinged window that opens by pushing to open from the side and swinging outward.

The casement design is popular because it uses minimal space when closed and provides maximum ventilation when open. 

The casement window can also be mounted on an exterior wall or set into an interior wall and opened inward or outward.

Tilt and Turn Windows

Tilt and Turn Windows are a special kind of window that opens from the top. The window tilts 90 degrees or 180 degrees inwards to be at the same level as the floor. This tilting mechanism allows for a feeling of openness while avoiding drafts and noise from outside.

Manufacturers use different methods to tilt windows inwards, but they usually rotate one of four panels when opening the window. The panel turns on hinges to create an opening for the windowpane to open inwards towards the interior of your home.

Sash Windows

Sash windows are an old type of window. The sash window uses two to six movable panes mounted in a frame. The frame is often made out of wood and made from other materials such as plastic or metal.

Sash windows are mainly used to allow light and air to filter into the room but keep it manageable and keep out weather elements like wind, rain, snow or cold.

Glazing Options for Windows

Window glazing options are essential for the appearance, function and energy efficiency of your home. 

There are three types of window glazing options: single glazed, double glazed and triple glazed.

Single glazing windows are the least expensive but also provide the least insulation against heat loss.

Double glazing provides better insulation and a more pleasing appearance than single-pane windows. Double glazed windows are more money to purchase, but they do offer more benefits than single-pane windows.

Triple glazing provides even more benefits and can be either clear or slightly tinted to reduce heat in the summer or warmth in winter.

Conclusion

Choosing the right window style that matches and looks great for the style of your home can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. 

Our experts at Fenster Glazing can help you choose the right style of window for your home.

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