How To Choose Replacement Windows for Your Traditional Home
From sliding sashes to simple casement designs, it goes without saying that windows are a vital component in maintaining the character of a traditional home. Commonly referred to as the eyes of a home, your windows are intrinsically linked with the architectural style of your property and are often a telltale sign of its age.
If you’re living in a traditional property, you may be attached to the period aesthetics and character emulating from the original features your home retains. Features such as timber windows may remind you of a bygone era. However, the reality of older style timber windows is a property suffering from poor insulation. Failing to improve the energy efficiency of your home can spell disaster for any home, let alone a traditional property.
Fortunately, there have been great strides in the window industry in recent years. It’s now easier than ever to find replacement windows for your home that can improve your energy efficiency and security without compromising on the traditional aesthetics that make it unique.
Why should I replace my windows?
If your windows are older, they are more than likely allowing warmth out and chilly, damp weather in. This is particularly pertinent if you live in the UK where we frequently feel the effects of the isle’s adverse weather.
A poorly insulated home can wreak havoc on your utility bills, your health and the health of your family, as well as cause a multitude of issues within your property such as damp, mould, mildew and even rot. While you could take a DIY approach by attempting to block drafts or running a dehumidifier, it’s much better, in the long run, to replace your older style windows and seal your home for good.
By replacing your windows, your property will benefit from modern internal beading, seals and double glazed glass that work to insulate your home. Engineered with thermal retention and security in mind, you can rest assured your property will be kept warm, dry and secure all year round.
How do I choose my new windows?
From securing your house with modern, multi-point locking systems to improving your energy efficiency with advanced thermal break technology, there are several important factors to consider when looking for new windows.
It is critical to consider energy efficiency when purchasing new windows. Choosing replacement windows with the highest possible energy efficiency rating protects your home from the effects of inclement weather and keeps your interior living areas warm and dry. It will also save you money on costly utility bills in the long term. When looking for new windows, look for an A+14 grade on the Window Energy Rating (WER) scale.
As a homeowner, securing your house from the likes of unwelcome intruders should be a top priority. When selecting new windows, it’s important to look for multi-point locking mechanisms, as well as internal beading, double glazing and other security features.
It is also critical to consider the material of your new windows. Nowadays, the majority of windows are engineered from uPVC, also known as unplasticised polyvinyl chloride,
or aluminium. Both materials have their advantages. However, the best material for your windows and doors will be determined by the unique specifications of your home as well as your personal preferences.
If you’re looking for a replacement for traditional windows, there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Casement windows are an enduring option on the UK market. Available in uPVC or aluminium, casement windows are virtually maintenance-free and can effortlessly compliment the character of your house, combining modern convenience with classic charm.
Flush Casement Windows
Flush casement windows sit flush within their frame, hence the name flush casement. Offering the ease and durability of a classic casement window with a more traditional design, flush casement windows can elevate your property with simple, elegant aesthetics.
uPVC vertical sliding sash windows are suitable for use in both contemporary and traditional homes but are particularly useful in historically sensitive restoration projects. The classic style of uPVC sash windows maintains and even preserves the historical charm of an older, more traditional property while still delivering modern conveniences like heightened energy efficiency and security.
Bay windows remain an elegant and understated choice for homes both in the UK and abroad. An iconic symbol of Britain’s Victorian era, the bay window delivers more space and allows an influx of natural light to both traditional and contemporary homes alike.
Also known as a compass window, a bow window is an alternative to a bay window. A bow window can seamlessly complement your house by preserving the traditional aesthetics of yesteryear while allowing for more space and natural light within your living spaces.
Tilt & Turn Windows
A tilt and turn window blends innovative, dual-opening operation and remarkable functionality with modern elegance. A tilt and turn window is a practical and modern solution for any house, providing enhanced ventilation and a plethora of other modern conveniences.
Leaded & Georgian Windows
Leaded and Georgian windows blend contemporary comforts like energy efficiency and security with classic historical features, so you won’t have to compromise on the traditional components of your home when you replace your original windows.
Replacement Windows with Majestic Designs
The window industry has made significant technological advancements in recent years. As a result, it’s easier than ever to find the right replacement windows for your home. Doing so allows homeowners to improve the energy efficiency and security of their property – without compromising on the classic characteristics that make it distinctive.
For more than 19 years, Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of replacement windows in a variety of different styles and colours. Our FENSA accredited and MTC registered leading teams of expert installers have cultivated a country-wide reputation here in Somerset for exceptional customer service and a level of craftsmanship that truly goes above and beyond. From charming sliding sash windows in Chartwell Green to our range of classic casement windows in modern Anthracite Grey, our range of bespoke windows are made-to-order in our state-of-the-art factories to your exact specifications – resulting in a truly unique finish for your home.
If you have any questions about our range of replacement windows or are ready to book your at-home consultation, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.