There are so many window styles out there that the choice when renovating your home can be baffling. In this article, we take a look at some of the more common types of window that builders use today.
Whether you are looking for windows Dublin or in Doncaster, the choice really is immense. Picking the brains of your builder to help you through the maze is a must if you are going to make the right choice. Hopper, egress and jalousie are probably not words we are familiar with, so make sure you do your research and get advice from the professionals. Window installations are not a regular occurrence for any homeowner, so getting it right first time is a must.
Single or double?
Both single and double hung windows operate on the same premise; the difference is in how the sections move. In single hung ones, it is the bottom panel that moves up or down with the upper panel staying put. Double hung windows are different in that both the upper and the lower parts of the window open. It is worth bearing in mind this difference and factoring in the climate – windows Dublin may need to protect you against the harsh winter weather whereas windows in Dubai will need to protect against temperature and heat – alongside your preferred style and the age of your home.
Casement windows are another popular choice used and recommended by builders, and they are particularly energy efficient. It is worth reading up about them if you are considering installing windows Dublin that include excellent ventilation, a variety of design features, and ease of both opening and closing. Casement windows either swing out to the side or up to open and can provide a full view, as they can be constructed from solid glass.
Another firm favourite is the hopper window, which opens from the top. These are perfectly suited to small spaces and are popular in converted cellars and bathrooms. They also offer excellent insulation, as they seal against the window frame when they are fully closed.
Our advice is to make sure you employ a reputable builder, do your homework, and take advice as to what is likely to work best for your space.