If you are replacing the windows in your home or possibly choosing windows for an extension or a new-build property, you will need to consider which style to select.
Choosing the right style of window for your property can be tricky, but if you take a drive around the local area you can see the type of windows Dublin properties similar to your home have installed.
There are four main styles of windows and we will explore these options here.
Casement windows have been a popular choice of the window through the centuries. These windows consist of a mainframe with windows attached by hinges at the side, the top or bottom. Casement windows are functional and one of the most popular styles of window.
Sash, or vertical sliding, windows have a moveable section that travels upwards and downwards. Sash windows regained popularity around twenty to thirty years ago when homeowners decided to restore or replace the original style of windows in keeping with their property’s original style.
Modern sash windows are available in uPVC and aluminum, which can provide a more energy efficient and low maintenance alternative to traditional wooden sash windows. This is worth considering when, according to the BBC, nearly 20% of a home’s heat is lost through its windows.
Tilt and turn window
Tilt and turn windows can provide a secure way of airing a room, thanks to multiple locking points. This can be useful in the summer when you may wish to have a window open overnight. They also allow the outside of the window to be easily cleaned from the inside when fully turned.
Bay windows are often used as a focal point for one particular room, possibly the living room. They often come with side openers. The bay that is formed inside the room can be used as a reading area or garden window. A bay window can also make a small room appear larger.
Even if you think you have chosen your windows Dublin has a range of showrooms, such as keanewindows.ie/windows-dublin which are always worth visiting to compare the different styles and colors as well as when deciding upon installation.
Once the work has been completed, you can sit back and enjoy your windows, happy in the knowledge that you considered all options beforehand.