When it comes to choosing windows for your property, you’re spoilt for choice. With so many different types of windows available, how do you know which type is best for your home? Here you can learn the benefits of various styles to help make window shopping (literally!) easier.
These windows can be fully opened outwards, meaning they can let in more fresh air and light than any other type of window. If you’re looking to maximise ventilation in your home, casement windows may just be for you.
Whilst they’re able to open fully, they’re also able to close tight thanks to their tight seals and are therefore extremely energy efficient.
Casement windows are really easy to open and close, so they are often fitted in hard to reach places. If you can’t reach a window, there’s no point in straining yourself to try and slide a window up and down, simply opt for a casement style. Windows that open and close easily are also easy to clean – music to your ears, right?!
Vertical Slider Windows
Slider windows open side-to-side and are typically used to frame a great view or brighten a room. However, asides from them being aesthetically pleasing, they have many other benefits too.
The fact that they need minimal maintenance is a good enough advantage on its own. So, how are these windows easy to maintain? They have fewer parts than conventional windows, plus they’re cost-effective for residential homes.
Vertical slide windows are basically UPVC sash windows, which are made of panes of glass set into a sash which moves up and down and they rely on springs to function.
Due to them having a sliding mechanism, these windows are easy to open and close so you can glide them along with ease. Simply, release a latch and slide it open!
Tilt & Turn Windows
Tilt & turn windows open like casement windows, but tilt in from the top and swing inward instead of outward like most casement styles. They are usually controlled by a single handle and are easy to use, clean and maintain!
So, why else should you opt for tilt & turn? Well, the flexible design enables it to do more than simply open and close. This type of window can be opened wide to let in as much airflow as possible but it can also allow only a small amount of ventilation to pass too. Simply tip in the top of the window and you can let in just a bit of air whilst also having the security of your window not being fully open for someone to get in.
Bay & Bow Windows
Bay & Bow windows are similar as they both project outward from an exterior wall. They also each provide a great spot for a window seat or a place to display decorative accessories such as photo frames and candles. So, where do they differ? Well, bay windows and bow windows are made up of a different number of windows, which in turn makes them have slightly different shapes.
Bay windows are usually made up of 3 windows, whereas bow windows are made up of 4 or more window units.
However with both types of windows, you benefit from wider views of outside, additional interior space and the ability to capture more light. They also provide an interesting architectural detail and add an attractive visual to the outside of your home.
So, now you know the benefits of the different windows styles. Are you any closer to making a decision or do you need more assistance? If you’re still struggling on which window style to go for, we’re more than happy to help. Just pick up the phone and give us a call on 02920 650 854 today.
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