The pros & cons to the top window styles

pvcu casement window imageWith so many incredible window styles on offer, you might be unsure which one is the best choice for you and your home. Whether you’re looking for uPVC or aluminium, every kind of window has its own pros and cons depending on the kind of home you live in. No matter what style of window you opt for in the end, if it’s from High-Tech, you can be sure it was made to the highest standard.

The pros of uPVC windows

pvcu casement windows imageArguably the most common kind of modern window, uPVC is a good choice for homeowners looking for high-performance windows at an affordable price. One of the best things about a uPVC window is how weather resistant it is. uPVC is a material that’s non-porous, which means it doesn’t allow for liquid or air to pass through it, so rain just bounces off it. Another great thing about uPVC is that, despite what you may think, it’s both recyclable and environmentally friendly. The ecological sustainability of uPVC allows it to be recycled up to ten times.

The ease of maintenance that comes with a uPVC window is also appealing to many homeowners. uPVC windows aren’t painted and instead just have coloured plastic. This is beneficial to the owner because it means they won’t have to continuously deal with flaky paint or recoating. It also won’t rot or rust and can be easily cleaned using common products like soap.

uPVC windows also boast incredible energy efficiency and specialise in maintaining a temperature-consistent home, saving you money on your energy bills. As an added bonus, uPVC is a great insulator of sound, which means you’re less likely to experience noises from the outside being heard within your home.

The cons of uPVC windows

Although uPVC windows are incredible in many ways, there are certain elements you might be happier with if you picked a different kind of window. For instance, the aesthetic customisation features of uPVC, whilst plentiful, pale in comparison to those of other window styles as uPVC isn’t as flexible when it comes to design and shape. That’s not to say that the options available to you aren’t impressive.

Another potential downside of uPVC windows is the fact that it adds less value to your home than other styles of windows might, however, this is only the case because uPVC windows also tend to cost less than other kinds of windows in the first place.

The pros of aluminium windows

Black aluminium flush sash windowsAluminium windows are an easy way to get your home to stand out amongst the crowd. Their elegant appearance and versatility will elevate the overall aesthetic of your home. Their design is able to work cohesively with any kind of building, whether the material surrounding the frame is timber or stone. They’re available in a bold array of colours, meaning it’s easy to find something you like.

One of the key features that aluminium offers is slim frames that allow for more glass to be fitted, letting more light in than other kinds of windows. The frames are able to remain slim whilst supporting panes of glass because aluminium is simultaneously both lightweight and strong.

The cons of aluminium windows

Aluminium is more costly than other window styles because it’s a more valuable material, but if you’re looking for windows that are both sleek and stylish, you can’t go wrong when investing in some aluminium windows.

Some may argue that aluminium windows aren’t as thermally efficient as styles like uPVC, but this is an outdated belief as they’ve advanced in recent years and aren’t as susceptible to cold or condensation as they once were.

The pros of hardwood windows

hardwood window imageHardwood windows offer you a traditional aesthetic merged with the benefits of modern window technology. They’re the perfect choice for older, more conventional types of homes, but they can also work wonders for modern homes. Hardwood windows from High-Tech are available in a multitude of different wood types, including sapele, iroko, and oak.

Whilst the focus of hardwood windows is their looks, their practicality is not compromised. All of our hardwood windows are double glazed to assist with thermal efficiency and there are, of course, the latest security features.

The cons of hardwood windows

The fact that hardwood windows need to be painted could put some people off as they’ll worry about flaky paint or repainting, but we strive to do the very best job when it comes to painting your hardwood windows. You don’t even need to have them painted as their natural look is, in many ways, one of their biggest strengths. We also offer the option to have them stained instead.

High-Tech Windows

Whether your property is contemporary, traditional, or somewhere in-between, High-Tech Windows has a window style for you and your needs. In addition to our many window styles, we offer finishing touches that will truly bring out the best in your home. If you’re looking for more than just windows, why not check out our range of conservatories, doors, or other products. For more information, contact us or browse our website.

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