Windows play an important part in your home’s defence against the elements. They keep you safe, dry and warm. They also have a large role in the aesthetics of your home. Installing the right window will add value to your property, increase your energy efficiency and add a stylish look to your home. The three most commonly chosen window types are aluminium, uPVC and wooden.
Aluminium windows are known for their durability and strength, they are malleable and can be shaped to meet many designs and they are available in a large range of colours. The windows require minimal maintenance and will last for a long time. Aluminium can be recycled.
Aluminium is prone to corrosion
uPVC is common in many homes across the UK, the white plastic windows are economical and a good choice for homeowners on a tight budget. They require no maintenance and have excellent energy insulation properties, more so than both wood and aluminium. They are resistant to rust, corrosion and rot.
uPVC is not as strong and durable as other materials. It is made from crude oil so it is not eco-friendly and it is an unsustainable resource.
Wooden windows have maintained popularity over centuries, they are always in trend, thanks to their versatility and quality. They are strong and durable and give homes an elegant classic look. They offer good heat insulation making your home energy efficient and will last up to 100 years with the right maintenance. Wooden windows can be customised to match any decor and they will significantly increase the value of your property. They are environmentally friendly and a sustainable resource.
Wooden windows need to be varnished or painted each year to seal the wood and they are more expensive in comparison to aluminium or uPVC windows.