If you are thinking about having double glazed replacement windows fitted in the near future, there are a number of aspects to consider. Whatever design you choose, replacement windows are never going to be cheap, yet it is a sound long-term investment, and with that in mind, here are a few important aspects to take into account when looking to have double glazing installed.
- Design – There are no off-the-shelf solutions with replacement windows, as every unit is custom made to fit the opening, and with so many opening styles, you need to examine all of your options. Aside from the traditional side opening design, there is tilt and turn, sliding and sash type openings, which might suit a townhouse.
- Cost – When looking at window replacement cost in Dorchester, you really must ensure that the windows are of good quality, therefore price should not be the main concern. Regarding product warranty, you should expect a minimum of 10 years, which is a sure sign of quality.
- Aluminium or UPVC – Most people prefer UPVC, as there are no condensation issues, and both materials come in many colours and are maintenance free. It really is down to personal preference, so talk to your local window company.
- Patio Doors – This is an ideal time to remove that lounge window, knock out some brickwork and add a new lintel for support, which will allow you to install a sliding patio door, or you could opt for bi-folding doors, which bring your garden into your lounge.
Replacing your windows with double-glazed units is a considerable investment and you are advised to ask 2 or 3 companies to quote for the project.