How to choose the right windows
Choosing the right replacement windows can be a daunting prospect. Do you go for something similar? What’s the difference between double glazed and triple glazed – is it worth it? Do you stick with white or go for colour? Questions, questions, questions…
Navigating your way through this minefield is made easy by contacting your local CIN member, with an approach firmly rooted in guidance and advice, your CIN member will explain clearly the different options and choices available taking into account things like the style and age of your property, your attitude towards colour and the look of timber.
Increasingly home owners are turning to colour as a way of creating a feature out of the windows, anthracite grey is increasingly popular amongst home owners that want to create a real style-statement but it’s not right for every property. Period properties lend themselves beautifully to soft creams and heritage colours. But the beauty of windows from a CIN member is that you can pretty much have any style of window you like – white on the inside, colour on the outside. Woodgrain is incredibly popular if you’re looking for a traditional window but with all the low maintenance qualities of PVCu.
The debate between double glazing and triple glazing is one of personal preference and budget. The ultimate future proof window is triple glazed but equally the double glazed windows supplied by your CIN member are incredibly thermally efficient ranging from ‘C’ to ‘A’ in terms of their thermal grading – there’s no question that both the thermal performance and sound insulation qualities of your new windows will be incredible compared to what you have today.
Also consider how your windows functions, do you need top openers or would a full opener be more suitable for your needs? What about ‘tilt & turn’ for ultimate versatility, incredibly popular in Europe, tilt & turn windows do exactly what they say they do you giving you the ability to easily get to the external glass for cleaning. Also consider your handle choice. Choices used to be limited to white, white or…white. But now home owners are opting for alternative colours including contemporary chrome or traditional brass.
Also give careful consideration to security. Apart from keeping warm air in and cold air out, your windows are designed to keep you safe. Your CIN member will be only too pleased to talk you through the security features of your new windows.