Finding Your Ideal A-Rated Windows
A-Rated windows is a phrase that’s thrown around often. With it being seen in so many places we accept it as the norm that we need to invest in A-rated windows, but it is seldom questioned why.
Why Do I Need A-Rated Windows?
The A-rating refers to how energy efficient your new windows are. At present, there is no legal requirement to have them fitted in your own home. However, there are a number of reasons as to why investing in them would be beneficial to you (and your bank balance).
Included in the benefits of A-Rated windows are:
Lower Energy Bills – The less heat your home loses through its windows, the less energy you’ll need to use to keep it warm and the more money you’ll save. Research has shown that the average home could save hundreds of pounds every year, simply by stepping up to higher-quality windows and doors
Smaller Carbon Footprint – You’ll also be upping your ‘bit’ for the environment too, as you’ll need much less energy to keep your home warm throughout the year
Increased Comfort – High-quality windows have the potential to keep your home free from unpleasant draughts, while at the same time reducing or eliminating cold spots around the windows themselves
Reduced Noise – Energy efficient windows also play a role in keeping the interior of your home peaceful and quiet, offering better protection from outside noise. Those who live in busy urban centres or near roads, in particular, could benefit from an upgrade
Reduced Condensation – It’s also possible to reduce condensation build-up significantly by upgrading to more energy-efficient windows and doors
The Right A-Rated Window For You
Here at C&W Direct, we have four main styles of windows that we offer: Casement, Tilt and Turn, Sliding Sash and Residence 9.
Casement Window – Our casement windows are made of uPVC, with hinges or pivots at the upright side of the vertically hung sash, so that it opens outward or inward along its entire length similar to that of a door.
Tilt And Turn Windows – This style of window has a mechanical hinge that opens on two axes. It has a single handle that you use to tilt the window from the top to let in a light breeze or turn the handle to open the window from the side and open it wide for full ventilation and easy cleaning. This style is typically used as a fire escape window thanks to its ability to be completely opened.
Sliding Sash Windows – A traditional sliding sash window is usually made up of two sashes that slide up and down (or side to side), one in front and one behind, in vertical grooves. The sliding sash can be opened at the top or bottom, or both.
Residence 9 – Residence 9 is a new window system that has been specifically designed to replicate the 19th Century flush sash timber windows that you tend to find in cottages and heritage properties up and down the country.
For more information on finding your ideal A-Rated windows in Lichfield please get in touch with a member of our expert team today who will be happy to assist you. Check back to our blogs regularly for a great range of information and ideas from the team here at C&W Direct