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How do I choose the right windows for my home?

1st November 2021

How do I choose the right type of UPVC windows for my home?


A stylish front door can help to make a welcoming entrance to your home. And, in the same way, selecting the most appropriate window styles to suit your home can add the perfect finishing touch to your property.

And we all understand the benefits of opting for high-quality windows. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, high-quality UPVC windows can also often flood your home with light to create a bright, clean, airy living space for you and all the family.

Sustainability, security and, of course, a range of window styles to work effortlessly with your interior design scheme are also an essential part of choosing the most appropriate windows for your home. So, where do you start on your journey to finding the best uPVC windows for your property?

Well, the team of experts at Eurocell Home are here to help advise you on the best way of achieving your desired look with your window styles selection.

Firstly, it’s all about considering the ‘look and feel’ of your property.

Although you may prefer the look of modern uPVC windows, if you have an older, more traditional looking property, mismatched window styles can stand out to passersby, visitors and neighbours - and not in a good way.

Certain brickwork, the age of your property and its surroundings can play a huge part in the selection of your uPVC windows, so it’s essential to really consider the design elements of your home before investing.

So, what are the different types of uPVC windows? 


There are a wide range of uPVC windows on the market, but the most popular options include:

fixed double glazing that cannot be opened, suitable for well-ventilated areas

gliding and sliding uPVC windows, which can be moved side to side like a patio door

awning double glazing, which open outwards to allow light in

•and casement double glazing, that open outwards, just the same as with a door

At Eurocell Home, we offer a range of casement windows designed to suit different aesthetics depending on the homeowner’s preference.

The Chamfered window style offers the perfect solution for a contemporary home, with a straight-edged design creating the perfect illusion of modernity. Our Ovolo range is on the other end of the style stakes, opting for a more traditional finish to suit a distinguished exterior design scheme.

Our most recent addition to the windows collection is the Logik Flush Sash. Another modern offering, this new range creates an effortlessly streamlined finish, making it perfect for installation in traditional and contemporary properties alike.

With proven energy efficiency, the Logik range combines the look and feel of wooden frames, whilst still letting the glass panels do the talking, flooding light into each room.

The experts at Eurocell Home will easily be able to offer advice and guidance on what window style will best suit your property, but it’s worth doing your own research too, as you can best understand the vision you’re looking to create.

What should I look for when buying windows? 


So, when you’re at a stage to purchase new, modern uPVC windows, what do you do next? It’s essential that you get this next step right to ensure your windows are the most suited design for your home.

Our top most important factors when it comes to purchasing your windows are:

The quality of the glazing – it’s essential to understand the quality of the glazing that you’re looking to invest in for your home. Inferior glazing doesn’t keep the heat in, meaning you can be spending a fortune on heating your home.

The security of your windows – understanding that window locks should meet the necessary rating is essential. We’d recommend looking out for the PAS 24 rated, as this shows your product meet the British Standards Institution rating.

Sustainability of the windows – sustainability should be a hugely important consideration for homeowners. When opting for a more superior range of window styles, you will quickly see the energy savings roll in as the glazing helps to maintain your home’s temperature.

Considering uPVC windows – although timber windows look beautiful, uPVC mimics the style of traditional timber panes for a low maintenance, budget-friendly alternative.

Opting for uPVC has a lot of other benefits, making it a popular durable option for homeowners. And one of the main benefits is the fact it’s energy efficient.

Which windows are most energy efficient?

 
Of course, it’s not surprising that your main concern when deciding on your uPVC windows is how they will look once they’re installed. But, along with this important consideration, the energy efficiency of your windows should too be high on your priority list.

Energy efficient windows are effective in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature within your four walls.

At Eurocell Home, our window frames have built-in thermal efficiency capabilities, preventing heat loss where this warm air can easily escape, particularly with inferior window types.

Our windows are A-rated as standard, meaning not only can you make your home stay comfortably at an even temperature all year round, you can also do your bit for your pocket and the planet.

First and foremost, the range of Eurocell Home window styles help to conserve energy in your property, reducing the need to heat your home all day long during the colder months.

With this in mind, the reduction of energy usage is clearly a benefit to the environment, and on a wider scale can help to positively impact the global climate crisis.

Along with this important cause, energy efficient window styles can also help you to save money on heating your home.

According to statistics, 20% of heat escapes through windows*, so older windows can very often freely let warm air out of your home. By opting for a premium window frame and glazing combination, you will quickly see a decrease in energy costs as your home’s temperature is maintained at a comfortable level.

At Eurocell Home, our trusted team of trade experts have spent over 40 years offering their design advice to homeowners across the country and will be more than happy to offer their knowledge on choosing the most appropriate window styles for your home.

If you’d like to get in touch with a member of our team, please give us a call on 0808 196 3840 or email us at home@eurocell.co.uk.

 

*Energy Saving Trust


 
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