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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE INSTALLING DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS
If your property doesn’t have double glazed windows, then it is undeniably beneficial for you to upgrade your current windows. There are so many reasons why double glazing is one of the best options available for windows in all properties, from increasing your energy efficiency to keeping your family safe, and it goes without saying that you shouldn’t think twice about installing these brilliant replacement windows. Of course, when thinking about improving your home with new windows, you will have lots of different things to consider before going ahead with the replacement. So, if you think it is finally time to upgrade the windows in your home but you’re not sure where to even start, keep reading today. Below, our team here at Brackenwood have put together a list of questions that you should ask yourself before getting double glazed windows installed.
“Do I need planning permission for new windows?”
This is an incredibly important question to ask yourself and whilst for the majority of homeowners planning permission won’t be necessary, for some it is essential. If you live in a conservation area or in a listed building, then it is important to contact your Local Authority before replacing your windows. They will be able to assist you with any rules and restrictions.
“What type of windows would I like?”
Of course, there are many different types of windows; from casement and tilt and turn to sliding sash and bay and bow, so you should think about which windows you’d like to install. When upgrading to double glazed windows it is the perfect time to change the type of windows you have if you’d prefer a different style at your home.
“Which material would work best at my home?”
As you may already be aware, you also have different material options to choose from when you install double glazed windows. Take some time to research the pros and cons of timber, uPVC and aluminium, you can then make an educated decision as to which material will be best for you and your property.
“Is there a particular colour I’d like to have?”
Nowadays, you also have unlimited colour options to choose from when replacing your windows. No matter what type of window or material you decide to install, consider which colours will look best with your home. You may be able to choose different colours for the exterior and interior too, so think about both sides of the window frame.
“Will I need obscured glass in any rooms?”
Whilst you’re going to be upgrading to double glazed windows, you still need to think about any specific glazing options that you may have. For example, it is likely that you will want obscured glass in your bathroom to increase your privacy. There are lots of decorative glazing options to choose from as well, so think about all of the options available to you.
“Do I need to split the double glazed windows cost?”
It is important to think about the budget that you have in mind and how much your windows are expected to cost. Many companies will offer you finance options that allow you to split/spread the double glazing costs, so think about whether this will be beneficial for you. These finance options can help you to afford the double glazed windows that you’ve always wanted.
Installing double glazed windows
Hopefully, the questions above will help you to ensure that you purchase the best possible double glazed windows for your home. You can guarantee that you will thank yourself in the long run for taking the time to answer these questions and it can make the process of replacing your windows so much easier in the long run. If you need any assistance at all when answering these questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team here at Brackenwood. We are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to windows and double glazing, so you can guarantee that we will be able to provide you with any additional information that you may require. Not only will we be able to help you when choosing your double glazed windows, but we have a team of incredibly experienced double glazing installers who will ensure that your new windows are fitted perfectly too. So, you really are in the best hands when you turn to Brackenwood.