Glazing is one of the biggest things to think about when looking at home design. Whether it is building by your own hand, choosing to renovate or have an extension, picking the appropriate window style can have a massive effect on how your home looks.
Choosing The Correct Styles Of Window
How the rooms are laid out in your house, as well as the shape, will have an effect on how windows are positioned. The type of window you choose and the shape of it has to be weighed up seriously, by looking at both the interior and exterior.
Contemporary Window Design
Over time, glazing has become cheaper and cheaper – and also more straightforward to work with. Because of this, the size of windows were affected too. One thing you should take into account is that if the house is more modern, the glazing for the house should be larger and more refined. Using wood windows will make the outside of the home have a softened look, while aluminum windows work particularly well with minimalist styling.
What Material Should I Go For?
- Cheapest type of window
- Low maintenance
- May appear cheap
- Reduces value of some period homes
- Tricky to repair
- Very tactile and detailed style of window
- Popular with those budgeting – cheapest option if decorated on site
- Suitable for both modern and vintage homes
- Lower risk but more expensive
- Needs repainting every couple of years
- Tighter build than softwood – more stable and tough
- Stained most of the time
- Treatments can be added for extra stability
- Costs up to 4 times the price of softwood
- Best of both worlds
- Suitable for harsh climates
- Perfect windows for triple-glazing
- Work well with modern styling
- Fibreglass creates a strong frame
- Fiberglass can come in any colour
- Low maintenance
- Thermal efficiency is lower
- May be pricey
Selecting The Best Glazing For Windows
Double glazing on-site works out to be the cheapest type of glazing for those doing DIY. These are usually constructed with softwood frames and painted on site. However, this can be very time-consuming and are a lot of suppliers veering away from using on-site glazing with new installations. Factory double glazing has seen progressions that may make it possible for windows to be crafted into templates from the inside, which can make the installation much smoother and faster. The only caveat to this is that it is more expensive.
Comparing The Costs Of Windows
Ranking windows via cost is usually done by square meter. Although this is disliked by suppliers as the windows aren’t usually bought by square meter, this can be a handy tool. In general, windows are priced individually and the larger the window, the less it will cost relatively.
Getting Your Windows Right
Finding the right window style for your home takes a little forethought. Using specific windows styles can change the dynamic of how your home looks entirely. Not only that, but preferred window styles need to have cost taken into account as well. Have a good idea of budgeting and aesthetic is the key to making the right decision for your glazing.