Home Remodelling Guide

Tips for Selecting Windows for Your Home

When you are building a house or carrying out a refurbishment, you need to select the right windows to ensure your house is made more energy efficient. The type of windows you select has a big impact on your energy bill. You need to make sure that your external home envelope is well insulated.

There are many options for windows that you can find on EverGreenWindows.com.au but you need to understand what your requirements are and select a window that fits those requirements. You will be able to use a window for a couple of decades or more based on your selection and the maintenance provided.  You can either add new windows to the house or install replacement windows. In the case of new windows, you will be putting a completely new window and this will allow you to change the shape and style of the window you already have in the space. You can also put a larger or smaller window by breaking the wall or building it up to the desired size. When you are replacing a window, the trim or window frame will be kept and only the sashes will be fitted. If your existing frame is in a good condition, this can be a good way to save on additional costs.

You can visit a window supplier to get an idea of the window styles available. There are single or double hung windows that you can close by sliding the window up or down. The single hung windows will open from the bottom. But you will be able to get the option of opening from the top as well when you go for a double hung window. This will allow you to keep the window closed while still allowing some air to circulate through the home when the top sash is lowered. This is generally recommended for homes with children so that the window opening is kept closed all the while allowing ventilation. Awning windows are hinged from the top and you will need to tilt the window from the bottom to open it. They will create an awning when they are fully open. They can be visually pleasing as well. You can install a large awning window in the kitchen and create a small outdoor dining area that is connected to the kitchen through this window opening. You will be easily able to pass food back and forth from this opening.

When the sash of the window is hinged vertically and the window swings out to open, it is called a casement window. This is a very common type of window that you will find in homes. There are sliding windows that will not open out. They are great for small spaces as the window sash will not take up space when it opens. You also need to make a choice on the materials that the window is made of. There are wooden, vinyl, aluminium windows that are popular at the moment. Timber windows provide a classic and natural appearance but they need a lot of maintenance. But vinyl windows don’t need much maintenance and you will be able to get excellent insulation from this.

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