Sash Windows vs Casement Windows
Twenty years ago, standard white casement windows were pretty much the only option when you wanted UPVC double glazing for your home. But there have been lots of developments in recent years. There is now a wealth of choices. But how do you choose the window that’s right for your home?
Here we look at the UPVC sliding sash window and the standard casement window so you can see the difference.
UPVC casement windows
Despite all the developments in the industry, standard white UPVC casement windows are still the UK’s most popular choice of double glazed window.
It’s because they do the job they need to do very well.
For many homes across Somerset and beyond, when you choose a white UPVC casement window you’ll be choosing a window that matches the rest of the houses on your street. You’ll have windows that help you reduce your heating bills because they’re energy efficient. Your windows will be secure, so you can keep your home and loved ones safe. Your windows will be easy to maintain too – just a quick wipe down with a damp cloth every so often is all that’s needed.
But a standard casement window can also be elevated to offer something different if you need it to.
You can have coloured frames, different shapes, leaded lights and more. It means that you can use casement windows in heritage properties. You can also use them when you want to make a statement or add a bit of design flair.
The team at our factory in Cheddar have got lots of experience in manufacturing casement windows of all shapes, sizes and variations. Our window installers are equally experienced in fitting them. In fact, to see just how versatile a casement window can be, check out our double glazing case studies.
UPVC sash windows
If your home would have originally had (or still does have) timber sash windows, UPVC sash windows are definitely worth considering. The same is true if you want to make a style statement in a modern home.
In Victorian or Georgian homes, using UPVC sash windows restores the authentic style they had when they were first built. If you live in a listed property or in a conservation area, using sash windows of some form or another might be a requirement if you change them.
The good news is that UPVC sash windows offer a lot of advantages over the timber versions.
They offer all the benefits of any UPVC window. They are very energy efficient. They are very secure. They are very easy to look after – no repainting or expensive maintenance required.
It is also worth bearing in mind they are a lot easier to use too. For example, they have balance mechanisms instead of cords and weights, so they’re easier to open and close.
Like any UPVC window, they can be customised to suit your requirements. You can choose coloured frames. For example, Chartwell green looks very elegant in period homes while anthracite grey adds a contemporary edge in modern homes. You might choose to have Georgian bars, sash horns, and traditional hardware to offer a greater level of authenticity. In modern homes, sash windows with no decorative elements offer sleek, clean lines.
Our factory and installing teams are experienced in making and fitting UPVC sash windows and we know what a stunning difference they can make to a home.
Which window is right for you?
At the end of the day, in most cases there is no right or wrong answer. It’s about what’s right for you and your home. When you come to Majestic Designs, we’re always happy to talk you through the options and help you make your decision. We’ve manufactured and fitted casement windows and sash windows for thousands of properties across Somerset and the South West. It means we’ll be able to answer your questions with the benefit of experience and expertise. Get in touch or visit us today.