Your Window buying guide for 2019

Replacing old, draughty, and unattractive windows with brand new frames and panes can be incredibly beneficial for your property. New windows improve energy efficiency and insulation and will make your home a more comfortable and stylish place to be. To help ensure you select the perfect windows for your home, we’ve put together a guide to buying windows in 2019.

Size

When it comes to buying windows for a domestic or commercial property, size matters. You need to ensure your new windows fit the space exactly, otherwise draughts and cold air could make your property less cosy. Measure your existing windows as accurately as possible and write down all the measurements clearly on a diagram. It’s also a good idea to take note of any obstacles inside or outside the window that may prevent it from opening fully. Walls, doors, furnishings, and other obstructions could make it difficult to access the window and let the fresh air in.

Style

Before you decide on a style of window, take the time to think about the architectural style of your property and consider what type of windows would work best with your existing features. If you’re still unsure what style to go for, have a look at your neighbours’ properties to see if you can get a better idea of what looks good.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a very important consideration when it comes to buying new windows. As Haringey Council says, “In an uninsulated home, around 35 percent of heat loss is through the walls and 25 percent is lost through the roof. The remaining 40 percent is lost through doors, windows and the floor.” Installing energy-efficient windows is therefore a fantastic way to reduce the amount you spend on heating your property and make your home that little bit kinder on the environment.

Cost

Cost is always going to be an important consideration when undertaking home improvements. Taking the time to get multiple quotes from different companies will help to ensure you find a great deal on your new windows. When comparing quotes, remember that cheap doesn’t always mean good value. Look at other factors like the quality of the product on offer, the level of customer service and the length of the guarantee before making your decision.

Materials

The materials you select for your new windows will have an impact on their look, performance and durability. As well as considering initial installation costs, think about how much maintenance will be involved in each different type of window and how long each material is predicted to last. By comparing these various factors, you should be able to narrow down the options that are right for you.

If you’re considering replacing the windows in your property and want to ensure you find high quality, good value products, we can help. Get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.