What Type Of Window Is Best Suited For Your House?
With numerous styles and designs to choose from, the prospect of selecting what type of window is suitable for you and your home can make you feel like a fish out of water. While their many responsibilities are to filter in the sun and ventilate your space, they can also make or break the overall aesthetic of your home. This is why you need to take time to consider the different options available to you and therefore make the right decision.
The windows you select will all depend on your needs as a consumer. For instance, do you just want the cheapest window that will blend in with your home? Or do you require a window that is best for safety purposes? Also, keep in mind that not all window types share the same durability – the last thing you want is to be shelling out more money for replacements every few years!
If you don’t know where to start and have no clue about what window style will work best for your home, then we’ve got you completely covered. First, we will talk you through the different styles, how they compare, their benefits and which houses they suit. Then, with your newfound knowledge, you’ll be ready to install your windows in no time whatsoever!
UPVC Standard Casement Windows
Proven to be popular among both modern and traditional homeowners, the casement window is a brilliant choice for promoting airflow throughout your house. These windows have a standard sash that protrudes from the frame, allowing them to be side or top hung. Put simply, these windows hang on a hinge and pivot on the side, so they very much operate like a door. You can also get them in different sizes; smaller casements can be installed for confined spaces such as basements and laundry rooms/utilities. They even achieve an A+ rating with double glazing.
Some casement windows don’t qualify for “egress” openings and are typically installed singly or as a pair, making them very suitable for family homes. If you don’t have children, you can install the larger casement windows that look simply divine in hallways and living areas! The cost for this type of window tends to be cheaper than other alternatives due to them being made in modular, standard sizes. At Hayley Windows, the aluminium casement windows we offer are high quality, durable, incredibly resistant to corrosion, and don’t attract dirt or discolouration, making them relatively maintenance-free. Who doesn’t want that quality of life features?!
UPVC Flush Casement Windows
In addition to our Standard Casement Windows, we also offer UPVC Flush Casements, the most obvious difference being that they have a sash that fits flush into the frame. This essentially means that it sits in line with the face of the window rather than standing out. As a result, there won’t be an overhanging lip on view from outside, but rather a nice, tidy-looking little window instead.
If you’re looking to redesign your home to be more simplistic and smooth-like, then this is the window for you. The fine colours and finishes you can choose from will add to the cost, so keep this in mind when deciding what style your house actually needs. Not sure how to choose? Get in touch with us, and we can walk you through all of our options that are readily available to you.
Traditional Box Sash Windows
We use Roseview’s industry-leading uPVC Sash Windows to replicate an original timber box sash to great success. The brand is firmly established, having been trading since 1985, and was the first UK company to bring this type of window to the country back then. Their Rose Collection includes the Ultimate, Heritage, and Charisma Rose window types to choose from, all of which are beautifully designed, manufactured and finished for your pleasure.
The Ultimate Rose is an award-winning sash window with a 35mm slim meeting rail, mechanical joints that do away with any welds, run-thru horns for an authentic feel, and slim sightlines with triple-sealed concealed brush piles gaskets and an authentic deep bottom rail. The foiled finish really sets this window apart from many others you’ve ever seen!
The Heritage Rose also has run-through horns and slim sightlines just like the Ultimate, but it’s also fully customisable to your liking. There are five different colours and finishes, and it can be painted to any RAL colour as well. Want enhanced security? Then go right for it. Need increased sound insulation? Then we can tailor the window to do just that!
The Charisma Rose is available for those that need a cost-effective solution instead. The ovalo details are magnificent, giving the window a traditional but soft look, and the fully customisable elements seen with the Heritage are also present. It’s an all-around performer and can 100% give your home that modern touch. You’ll love the easy to operate features and low-maintenance too.
Our Aluminium Windows are from AluK and Smart Systems. In terms of the former, a number of different styles are available such as the Optio 58BW casement. This strong and secure window is built to the highest UK standards on the market. There are clean lines, advanced functionality, and a range of customisable options for you to choose from – a great window, among others.
As for Smart Systems, there are even more top tier window styles to pick from. Take the Alitherm Heritage HD, for example; this window is perfect for refurbishment and renewal projects. If you’re looking to incorporate Victorian, Edwardian or Art Deco elements into your home, then go no further than this gorgeous window. It’ll provide a much-needed modern touch.
Although there are many more windows you can choose from, we hope this has given you a better idea of which ones will be more suitable for your home. Each window type comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, but they can all be adjusted in their physical presentation to ensure they completely enhance your living space for the better.
Sometimes seeing the types of windows listed just isn’t enough, and you prefer to receive tailored advice one on one – that’s exactly what we are here for! At Hayley Windows, we offer uPVC, Bespoke Glass, Timber, and Aluminium windows from all the best providers in the UK, each designed to make your home a masterpiece. Find out more by calling 01384 896989 today!