Doors & Windows
Doors & Windows
Choosing the right style of door and window for your property can be as hard or as easy as you make it. Rely on the expertise and knowledge of your CIN installer to help you make the right choice based on your budget and your style requirements.
Ask the CIN installer to explain clearly the features and benefits of each style.
The information below is a simple guide that will allow you to narrow your choices:
Entrance doors: by virtue of its name this will be door to your property that really is at the heart of your home. It’s the door that gets the most daily use and it’s the feature of your home that greets your visitors. With all those things in mind think about your privacy and whether you want a highly glazed door or completely solid. Think about whether your door needs to swing inwards or outwards, hung left or right. It’s also worth considering your door hardware such as your letter plate and door knocker – do you want traditional or modern or something in between? Your CIN installer will be able to talk to you about security features and guide your though a wide range of choices.
Sliding patio doors: a sliding patio door is a versatile option if you still want to maximise the view to your outside space but might have restrictions on how the door is opened – hence its fuss-free sliding mechanism. Patio doors are ideal if you have a large span opening.
French doors: occasionally you might have an opening that is too wide for a typical entrance door but too narrow for a sliding patio door or bi-folding door. The French door is the perfect solution and can be used in a variety of situations – perhaps even providing an internal partition between a glazed extension and your existing property.
Bi-fold doors: bi-fold doors are an incredible solution if you really want to maximsie your outside view. They allow you to effortlessly open up your property to the garden and provide the ultimate access and light intake into your property. Your CIN installer will be able to guide you through the huge array of opening and folding options available.
There is virtually an unlimited number of window styles available today and your CIN installer will be able to guide you through it.
In many instances your choice will be governed by the style of your property i.e. whether you have bay windows, a period property, require the need to have a ‘tilt and turn’ for easy self-cleaning or inward opening. One of the major considerations is the colour of your windows and the frame shape.
Your CIN installer will be able to show you a broad range of samples from traditional white and light oak right through to the chartwell green, black and the increasingly popular grey colour spectrum.
You will also need to choose a frame style which is either available in a bevelled frame or an ovolo frame. Both your colour choice and your frame choice will be governed largely by the style and character of your home.