The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home
Windows play a crucial role in the overall aesthetics, energy-efficiency and functionality of the home. Whether you’re currently building your dream house or just looking to upgrade your windows, selecting the right type of windows is a decision that requires careful consideration. To help you make an informed decision, we’ll discuss some of the most popular window styles in British homes.
At a glance, casement windows are hinged at the side and have a lipped design where the openable parts protrude from the frame. They offer excellent ventilation control – you can open them partially or fully to let in as much fresh air as you want. When closed, casement windows seal tightly, providing good energy efficiency and sound insulation. They are also relatively easy to clean as both the interior and exterior glass can be accessed from inside your home.
Known for their clean lines and contemporary look, flush sash windows are a great choice for both modern and traditional homes. They come in the form of either top-hung or side-hung casements that open outward, similar to traditional casement windows. However, their flush design means there are no nooks or crannies for dirt and debris to gather together, making them a fantastic low-maintenance option.
For the best of both worlds, flush casement windows are a premium style designed to replicate the appearance of the 19th century flush sash timber window, but with the security and low-maintenance of a casement window. They generally open inwards and often have a hinged mechanism, allowing them to open like a door. This can also provide better weatherproofing.
Tilt & Turn
Tilt & turn windows are unique and versatile as they can be either tilted inward or fully opened. The tilt function allows for controlled airflow, even during rainy conditions, while the turn function opens the window wide, similar to a casement window, for easy cleaning. When tilted, they provide a secure ventilation option and when fully closed, they offer a high level of security, making them ideal for higher level floors and for households with children or pets.
Last, but certainly not least, sliding sash windows are often associated with traditional and period homes. They have vertically sliding panels which can be adjusted to allow controlled ventilation and maintain the security of your home when fully closed. If you have a historic property, this window style provides a timeless appearance and helps preserve its character.
A-Rated Optitherm Windows From C&W Direct
No matter what style of window you choose in the end, make sure it’s from a reliable brand and properly installed by a professional to get its full benefits. At C&W Direct, we’re proud suppliers and installers of A-rated Optitherm windows with double glazing options. We offer a stunning range of casement, flush sash, Residence 9 flush casement, tilt & turn, sliding sash windows as well as bi-folding, french, reversible, bow and bay windows. You’ll be glad to hear, all of our energy-efficient windows also come with an outstanding 15 year guarantee and a 5 year annual health check.
We have over 10 years’ experience of installing windows in homes across Stafford, Cannock and the surrounding areas, we can do the same for your home. Visit here to receive a free quotation or view our gallery to see examples of our work. If you have any questions about our range of windows, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.