Three Window Frame Options to Consider for Your Home

Published On December 6, 2017 | By Dora Romero | home improvement

Whether you’re renovating your house or having a new home built, it is important to choose the right materials for the windows. Although the aesthetics of the material should be considered, you will also want to consider the energy efficiency and durability of the material used to make the frames. Most companies that sell windows offer frames made from:

●        Timber

●        Aluminium

●        uPVC

Here are some of the benefits of each type of frame.

Timber Frames

There are many reasons to choose timber windows for a home such as versatility, durability, and insulating properties.

Versatility

Stain or paint can be used on timber-framed windows to match the exterior of your home. They can be painted in almost any colour that you can imagine or you can stick with staining them for a traditional appearance.

Durability

Wood often tolerates weather changes better than other types of window frame materials. The natural cellulose fibres in the wood help the frames withstand years of exposure to the elements.

Insulation Properties

Timber provides good insulation for windows and helps prevent draughts of cold air from seeping into your home. Since they insulate well, your home will stay warm during the cold winter months and you won’t see dramatic changes in energy bills.

Aluminium Frames

There are several benefits of choosing aluminium frames for your home’s new windows. They are low in maintenance, affordable, and offered in a variety of colours.

Low Maintenance

Aluminium window frames resist both corrosion and weathering even under harsh weather conditions. They do not swell, shrink, or split when exposed to extreme heat or cold.

Affordable

Aluminium is usually less expensive than other frame options such as timber and provides a structurally strong yet economical option for bespoke windows.

Variety of Finishes

Aluminium frames can be anodised or powder coated in a variety of colours or decorative finishes to match the exterior of any home. Anodising them also helps to provide corrosion resistance so they will not rust when exposed to the elements.

uPVC Frames

Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, or uPVC, window frames offer homeowners many benefits including energy efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

Energy Efficiency

When coupled with a double-glazed window, uPVC window frames can help you save money because they prevent heat loss and block cold winds from seeping into your house. Since they use less energy, they can keep your house comfortable at any time of year.

Durability

Window frames made from uPVC withstand exposure to the elements and are both water- and fire-resistant. Since they are so durable, uPVC sash windows in North London are more cost-effective than other types of bespoke window options for houses.

With these benefits, any of these three window options can work well for your home.

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