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Choosing the right windows for your Derby home

So, the time has come for you to think about getting new windows for your home. Whether you’ve got issues with condensation or draughts, are looking for increased energy efficiency, or you just fancy a change, there are lots of considerations to take into account before you make your choice.

But a window is just a window, isn’t it? Well, no. There’s actually a lot more to choosing the right windows for your Derby home than you might think.

The main decision to make is what style of window will suit your needs the best. Here we talk about the main window styles available to choose from.

Casement windows

Casement windows are the most common window style in the UK and are a suitable choice for most properties. Attached to the frame by side hinges, casements are available in a selection of configurations, including side hung, top hung, bottom hung, or with a centre hinge, so they are ideal for a range of different uses.

Large casement windows usually cost the least because they’re manufactured in standard, modular sizes and because they can be opened wide, they are great for ventilation.

Tilt and Turn windows

With tilt and turn windows, the name says it all. This style of window can either be tilted open inwards, most commonly from the top down, or opened inwards from side hinges in similar fashion to casement windows. Tilting the window is an ideal method for ventilation.

A great option for contemporary homes, especially in smaller rooms where you need to prioritise space, tilt and turn windows tend to cost more than casement windows as they are usually made to order.

Sliding Sash windows

Just like tilt and turn windows, sliding sash windows do exactly what it says on the tin. Available with one or two sashes, split into a number of panes. These sashes typically slide vertically but are also available in a horizontal configuration.

If you have a traditional-style Derby home, then sliding sash windows could be ideally suited to your property.

Bay and Bow windows

Victorian terrace homes often have a bay front, which is a straight front and two angled sides, while Edwardian semis can benefit from a circular bow front, creating a recessed area within the front room.

Bay and bow windows are available in a variety of options to enhance the aesthetic of these architectural styles.

Double glazing from Trade Windows

If you’re thinking of upgrading your windows, at Trade Windows Derby, we can help you make the right choice for your home. To get a quote, click here and we will be in touch, or if you fancy a chat with our expert team for some more advice, please give us a call on 01332 755551.