Choosing The Right Windows For Your Home

Choosing The Right Windows

 

Choosing the right windows for your home can be a very tricky decision indeed. Windows often play a large role in determining the character of your property, so it is important to take these things into consideration:

 

Budget

Your budget should play a pivotal role when selecting what material you use for your windows, as the costs vary significantly. If you want to go down the more economical route, then uPVC windows are your best bet, while aluminium is relatively more expensive. The most expensive windows are made from aluclad, a combination of timber and aluminium.

 

Insulation

The insulation levels of your windows are calculated by a system called U-value, which takes into account the glazing type, the frame design and age and the quality of installation. The lower the U-value, the better insulation the window offers. Generally speaking, older properties are not insulated as well as newer ones.

 

Choosing The Right Colour

Most windows come with a traditional white frame, but if you want to go for something that suits the rest of your interior, then you may want to consider different colours. Aluminium and most high-end windows come in an assortment of different colours. The right window frame can make a huge difference to the finish of your property.

 

Double Or Triple Glazing

If you want your home to be eco-friendly, then you should look to go for triple glazing on your windows. Despite coming at a relevant cost, triple glazing is a highly effective way to soundproof and insulate your property. Double glazing is also a viable option, and is relatively cheaper.