Some of The Most Popular and Common Windows Styles
When it comes time to replace our current windows or purchase new windows. Homeowners nowadays know that they are no longer limited to one style of window. However, times have changed and now multiple styles are available on the market. Having a new window installed can sometimes be a daunting task for most homeowners. However, thanks to the new technologies and up to date window styles it is now much easier and less stressful to install a set of windows.
Below is our list of the most popular windows styles that you might want to consider purchasing.
Casement windows are the most common of all the styles. Usually hinged on the top of the frame and the side. Furthermore, when casement windows were first introduced into the UK. The glass panels use to be held in place with lead beading strips. Casement windows remain to this day as the most popular window choice. Because they are secure and very energy efficient. Casement windows today are available in a wide range of materials such as uPVC and aluminum and a wide range of colours.
Sliding sash windows consist of two panels that slide vertically to open. Did you know that the oldest sash window was installed in England in 1670 and is still there to this date?. Sash windows are a classic design and style used mostly in Georgian and Victorian houses. Homeowners who wish to keep the heritage style of their properties choose to replace timber sash windows with uPVC double glazing options. Furthermore, sash windows are also available in a wide range of colours.
Tilt and Turn Windows
The good thing about tilt and turn windows is that they provide the maximum ventilation and allow fresh air to enter your home. Furthermore, tilt and turn windows are not only stylish but also very secure. The window opens from the top and can tilt inwards from the bottom of the window. Also, there are options to have the window swing open from the inside.
Cottage windows come in Tudor or Georgian styles. These styles are very popular for most cottages because of the smaller panes of glass and stunning appearance. Today’s version of cottage windows is now the casement window with added extras to make them look like cottage windows. Cottage windows can now come in a wide range of materials such as uPVC and aluminum for maximum energy efficiency. Both materials are great for saving money on energy bills and help to keep the heat in during the winter months. Both uPVC and aluminum windows have good weatherproofing and require very little to no maintenance.