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How To Buy Replacement Windows For Your Home


Your guide to getting the perfect replacement windows

Windows are easily taken for granted, but they shouldn’t be when you think about the many important things they do for your home. 

If secure enough, they protect it from outside intrusion, and they also shield it from the weather, and help to pull in the natural light of the sun to bring some brightness into rooms. Thanks to their presence, you can also gaze out at the world from the comfort of the indoors. 

Perhaps most vitally, they determine your home’s look. 

Are you a bit more appreciative of them now? If you are, then you should be able to recognise when they need replacing. When buying replacement windows, here is some advice on finding the right replacements:

Window style

It’s always best to choose a window style that fits in with the character of the property so that they don’t negatively alter it. 

Various window styles may come into consideration, including casement windows (the most popular style), bay and bow windows (often found in period homes) and tilt and turn windows (they have a really innovative opening function). 

It may also be worth factoring in the area where you live when selecting a style of window.

A kitchen window

Window material

Most suppliers of replacement windows manufacture them using one of two materials – UPVC or aluminium. The insulating qualities of both are exceptional. 

UPVC windows are brilliant value for money and won’t break the bank. They can maintain their look throughout their lifespan without any need for repainting, varnishing or anything like that. 

Aluminium windows can also see off the weather, but they are much sleeker in terms of the trimness of the frames. The way they’re coloured is via the use of a powder-coating process.

An oak coloured window

Window installer

One of the biggest decisions of all is finding a reputable and trusted window installer so that you get the best possible replacement windows and best possible installation. 

Do a search on Google to find local fitters and once you’ve found some, do some homework on them, reading any online reviews submitted by customers to see how they’re rated.

When you approach an installer, ask if they can provide you with some examples of previous window installations they’ve done.

A window fitter

Our Perth showroom has now reopened if you wish to see some of our replacement windows on display. It will be worth the trip.


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