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Top 7 Things to Consider When Replacing Double Glazing in your Home 

Posted on 22nd June 2020

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Replacing windows can make a huge difference to your property. You can make your home warmer, more secure, add style or completely change the look of your property. Say goodbye to ‘like-for-like’ white window options and hello to the Safeguard range of beautiful windows. 

There are a whole variety of choices in window design, so you can choose from a range of materials, colours, hardware and glass designs for a window that is not only functional, but a fantastic addition to the style and kerb-appeal of your entire home. 

 

7 – Should I choose aluminium, PVCu or timber windows? 

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The most popular choice for UK window replacements is PVCu. We use the Profile 22 Optima window system which offers great performance and there are plenty of colours to choose from.  

If you’re looking for traditional timber aesthetics, check out our Flush Sash window range. With traditionally welded ‘butt-joint’ corners and woodgrain finishes, they perfectly mimic wooden window styling, but have all the high-performance, low-maintenance qualities of PVCu. 

Aluminium windows have also become very popular with homeowners around the Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire areas for their slimline frames, and ‘Grand Design’ style aesthetics. 

For a more traditional look and feel, timber windows are a great option and create a really stunning feature to suit period properties, Georgian townhouses and country cottages. 

A visit to our showroom in Stamford will help you see how the different styles could work for your property. 

 

6 – Energy Efficient Windows 

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A lot of homeowners who are looking at replacement windows, currently have old wooden, aluminium or PVCu window frames that are cold and draughty. 

Our aluminium, PVCu and timber windows all offer great thermal efficiency. They are also fitted perfectly by our expert team to eradicate cold spots and keep your home warmer, so you can turn the thermostat down!  

Our PVCu windows have multi-chambered frames to keep cold air outside and warm air inside. Aluminium slimline windows use thermal break technology to prevent heat transfer. Timber is a naturally warm material and a low thermal conductor. 

All of our window options feature high-performance, A-rated, double glazed or triple glazed glass units for the lowest U-Values and highest thermal performance. 

 

5 – Secure Replacement Windows 

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Security is usually very high on the wish list for homeowners replacing the windows in their home. All of our window styles feature enhanced security options to give you complete peace of mind.  

This includes PAS 24 accreditation – which is the enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. All our windows feature high-security multi-point locking systems and window hinge protection features as standard. For added security, we have laminated glass options that resist force and protect your home from break-ins. 

Our PVCu and aluminium windows are also available with an additional Secured by Design upgrade – this is the official police security initiative. 

 

4 – Colour Options for Replacement Windows 

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No matter which material you desire for your replacement windows, there is an impressive selection of colours for you to choose from.  

Our PVCu window options come with a full range of colour and woodgrain foil options. Light Oak is perfect for replacing old wooden window frames and Cream is a popular choice in villages around Grantham, such as Belton and Sedgebrook. There are also more modern shades such as Agate Grey and AnTeak which are ideal for town houses and 1930s and 1940s homes looking for a contemporary upgrade. 

For aluminium windows, there are even more options. Aluminium windows are available in any RAL or B.S. colour, with the added options of stunning textured paints and the Sensations range for a truly luxurious finish. The most popular aluminium window colour options are Matt Black and Anthracite Grey, which look fantastic against white render for a modern look, or traditional red brick for on-trend, industrial style. 

Timber windows come with an advanced 4 stage coating system for optimum durability and longevity, so there’s no annual sanding down and repainting as with old timber windows. You can choose a colour such as Pale Green for cottages or Oyster White for Victorian villas. But if you love the look of timer, we have a number of Stains available too. 

 

 Window Opening Styles and Shapes 

When you’re replacing the windows and doors in your home, it doesn’t have to be like-for-like. If you think a different window style would suit the space better, our expert team can help you decide on your options. 

There are side-opening and top-opening casement options, in a whole range of configurations available. You can also consider tilt & turn windows for secure ventilation and easy cleaning at height, or sliding sash windows for a period property window replacement.  

We also offer replacement windows for bays and bows and have a range of shaped styles too. If you’re look at extending your home, our gable windows are perfect for bringing lots of natural light into new extensions and conservatories.  

 

2 – Matching Doors 

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No home transformation is complete without a new front door! 

We have a range of composite doorstimber doorsaluminium doors and PVCu doors that fully suite with our window options, so you can have consistent style throughout your home when you replace your windows. Composite doors are the most popular choice with customers as there are some truly brilliant styles and glass designs to choose from. 

For the side or back of the house, we offer single entrance doors and French doors to give you and your family easy access to the garden. For something more dramatic, that will bring lots of extra light into your home, take a look at our aluminium bi-fold doors and aluminium sliding doors. They are great for merging your indoor space with your garden. 

All of our door options are PAS 24 certified for top security. They feature multi-point locking mechanisms and high-security lock cylinders to protect against intruders. For doors that feature glazing, you can step up security even more, with our toughened safety and laminated glass options and Secured by Design upgrades. 

 

1 – The Perfect Finishing Touches 

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To perfectly complete your replacement window home project, you can choose the perfect finishing touches. 

We have a range of window handles and hardware in a range of styles, colours and finishes to suit the rest of your home. 

You can also choose from a choice of decorative glass options, including Georgian bars, astragal bars and leaded designs. Plus, our glass processing division can help with bespoke glass designs including coloured glass and sandblasted glass. 

 

If you’d like more information about replacing windows in your home, give us a call. We install replacement windows in homes across Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond – click here for the full list of areas we cover.

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