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Which windows are best for my home?

Choosing new windows is not something you do every day, but often we find people don’t give the design and type of windows they choose all that much thought. ‘Like for like, please!’ is often the consensus, but there is now a wide range of window materials and styles to choose from, and the right window can really elevate a property, giving it a completely new look and feel and adding value. For older properties, particularly those in conservation areas, choosing the right replacement windows can help you improve the energy efficiency of the home without losing the period character of the property. 

What are the different types of windows?

At Habify we offer three main types of windows. We will explain more below…

Double glazed casement windows are your most commonly seen windows on residential properties. They are made of highly insulating, durable uPVC with double-glazed glass and have a reasonably chunky frame. We often supply these in white or anthracite grey, but they are available in a choice of 30 different colours, with dual options available if you wish to have different colour internally. uPVC casement windows are very energy efficient. The large chambers within the structure of the frame allow for greater thermal efficiency, plus they are the most cost-effective choice (in terms of up-front cost and the impact on your energy bills), making them a good choice for cost-savvy homeowners looking for an energy-efficient window.

uPVC Casement double glazed window
Energy efficient uPVC casement windows at a property in Norwich

uPVC Flush Sash windows are becoming really popular. They are made to mimic the style and proportions of traditional windows and are so named because the windows sit flush against the frame, unlike your standard double-glazed casement windows which sit on top of the frame. uPVC Flush Sash windows offer energy efficiency without the bulk and modern look of a casement window. This design is neat and elegant, and the traditional look makes them a great option for heritage properties which may have timber frames that need replacing. uPVC Flush Sash windows are so sympathetic to the timber frame design that they are based on that they are even accepted in conservation areas, making them a really popular choice for older properties needing an energy-efficient window replacement. As with the casement windows, you can have your uPVC Flush Sash windows in a choice of 30 different colours, with dual options available. 

Which windows are best for home
An example of a heritage style uPVC Flush windows in a period property in Norfolk

Aluminium windows are our third and final option. Full disclosure – if you are looking for the cheapest window, this one isn’t for you, however in terms of a low-maintenance, long-lasting and durable choice, aluminium is totally worth it. In addition, it looks fantastic on both traditional and modern buildings. Much like the Flush Sash, the design is sleek and elegant, with slim sight lines that give you plenty of window for your money. You can have aluminium frames in almost any colour – great if you are colour matching to an existing element on the property – but by far the most popular is black, mimicking the traditional Crittall style industrial look seen in the early-mid century. In terms of energy efficiency, aluminium performs well and can be supplied in double or even triple-glazed options. It’s also available with a weather proof coating making it a great option for coastal properties. 


Aluminium Heritage Windows
Some beautiful black aluminium windows in a coastal property in Norfolk

What next?

If you are looking to replace your windows within Norfolk and Suffolk and would like a no-obligation quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch – you can do this via our Contact Us page, speak to us on Live Chat or fill out the contact form on our homepage – we will get back to you within one working day.