Now that we’re well and truly into 2019, you might be considering how best to improve your home this year. Well, upgrading your windows is certainly one great method for home improvement. But before doing so, it’s important to consider these 5 things:
1. Which window materials are there?
When it comes to buying new windows, there are four materials available to choose from:
- uPVC: low maintenance, versatile and great value for money, uPVC windows provide plenty of bang for your buck.
- Aluminium: Modern aluminium profiles offer a clean aesthetic that will last for years to come.
- Timber: The classic window material, timber is naturally beautiful and insulates very well.
- Composite: Composite windows are made from a selection of quality materials in order to attain excellent performance levels.
2. Which window style is best suited to my home?
When purchasing new windows, it’s important you ensure the new ones will complement your existing home. If they don’t, you run the risk of devaluing your property. Casement windows can be adapted to suit most properties and opting for a like for like replacement is a safe option. This is especially true when it comes to timber windows.
3. What glazing option is right for me?
For most homeowners, double glazing will provide them with more than enough acoustic and thermal insulation. These things are essential for creating warmer, quieter living spaces and reducing your energy bills. However, if you live in a conservation area, you may be unable to replace your current windows with new double glazing. In such cases, secondary glazing is a fantastic alternative. Secondary glazing fits onto the interior part of existing single or double glazed windows, reducing heat loss by up to 50%. It also has a positive impact on the amount of sound that is able to enter your home whilst retaining your property’s external appearance.
4. Which window material is the most sustainable?
If you’re a homeowner who wants to reduce their carbon footprint, this question will be of particular importance to you. In terms of sustainability, Accoya wood is your best option. Accoya is sourced from sustainable timbers, is completely non-toxic and can last for up to 80 years. Here at Newview, we can supply any of our timber windows in Accoya, including our timber sash windows.
5. How to choose the best window installer?
Deciding on the right window installer is just as important as choosing the right windows. Indications of a reputable installer include online reviews, who they’re accredited by and whether or not they offer guarantees with their work. Any reputable company will offer you at least a 10-year guarantee on their work, as we do here at Newview. However, we’re also accredited by FENSA, which is a competent person scheme for the glazing industry in England and Wales.
For windows Worthing, enlist the services of Newview Windows & Conservatories. We’re one of the leading installers in the area and offer a level of workmanship that is second to none. For more information or a quote, please call 01903 244 449 or contact us online.