Choosing windows can be a difficult task, even more so when it is for a period property. Usually made from wood or metal, period windows are often vulnerable to decay – especially if they have not been well maintained. Therefore, we have put together a guide to help you select the best windows for your period home.
In this article we will cover:
- Different window styles
- Sash windows
- Single or double glazing
- Planning permission
Continue reading to learn more about selecting windows for period homes.
What window styles are available for period properties?
Most traditional, period homes are often associated with side-hung casement windows (made from wood or metal) or timber sash windows.
The difference today is that these windows are now made using uPVC rather than wood or metal.
Although uPVC is a great way to cut down on cost, it does little to enhance the appearance of older style buildings. However, it is a great way to increase security within your home and can cut the cost of your energy bills.
The benefits of Sash Windows
If you still want to maintain the traditional style of your property but improve security and energy efficiency, uPVC slash windows should be your first choice.
Sash windows offer an array of benefits including; superior efficiency, low maintenance, secure locking systems, authentic design and are easy to use.
At Progress Windows, we understand that the look of the window is just as important as its functional benefits. That is why we can offer uPVC windows that look like traditional materials (such as wood) in a mixture of styles and colours.
You can find out more about sash windows over on our Sash Windows page.
Should I choose single or double glazed windows?
All of our uPVC sash windows are double glazed and offer an energy rating of A + 14 – the highest efficiency rating on the chart! Some of the benefits of double glazed windows include:
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Energy efficient
Do I need planning permission to replace my existing windows?
Planning permission may be required when replacing windows in period properties. Therefore, you must consult an expert before undergoing any renovation on a property.
Are you looking to replace your windows?
If you’re looking to replace windows in your period property, then why not give us a call today to see how we can help.