Four popular window styles

If you are replacing the windows in your home or possibly choosing windows for an extension or a new-build property, you will need to consider which style to select.

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Choosing the right style of window for your property can be tricky, but if you take a drive around the local area you can see the type of windows properties similar to your home have installed. Consulting with a Cheltenham Double Glazing company will give you more information on the best types of windows for your property. If you are wondering where to start Firmfix provide double glazing in Cheltenham

There are four main styles of windows and we will explore these options here.

Casement window

Casement windows have been a popular choice of window through the centuries. These windows consist of a main frame with windows attached by hinges at the side, the top or bottom. Casement windows are functional and one of the most popular styles of window.

Sash window

Sash, or vertical sliding, windows have a moveable section that travels upwards and downwards. Sash windows regained popularity around twenty to thirty years ago when homeowners decided to restore or replace the original style of windows in keeping with their property’s original style.

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Modern sash windows are available in uPVC and aluminium, which can provide a more energy efficient and low maintenance alternative to traditional wooden sash windows. This is worth considering when, according to the BBC, nearly 20% of a home’s heat is lost through its windows.

Tilt and turn window

Tilt and turn windows can provide a secure way of airing a room, thanks to multiple locking points. This can be useful in the summer when you may wish to have a window open overnight. They also allow the outside of the window to be easily cleaned from the inside when fully turned.

Bay window

Bay windows are often used as a focal point for one particular room, possibly the living room. They often come with side openers. The bay that is formed inside the room can be used as a reading area or garden window. A bay window can also make a small room appear larger.

Once the work has been completed, you can sit back and enjoy your windows, happy in the knowledge that you considered all options beforehand.