Creating your dream home is as much about the details as it is about the bigger picture, and while choosing the perfect location and the ideal layout to suit your lifestyle is undoubtedly key, it pays not to forget the things that often go unconsidered, like windows and doors.
Whether you’re renovating a beautiful property with luxury potential, or having an opulent hideaway designed and built from the ground up, choosing the right windows to suit your aesthetic whilst delivering on performance is important. Having a well-thought-out envelope – that is to say, a well sealed boundary between the inside and the outside of your home – is vital to ensure energy efficiency, and as well as keeping soaring energy bills down, can help to minimise your carbon footprint by keeping your abode warmer without the need to pop the heating on.
While it might seem like choosing the prettiest and most aesthetically pleasing windows is enough when your primary goal is for your home to look ‘just so’, failing to consider performance and functionality when making the decision is something many homeowners go on to regret. Not all windows are created equal in this respect, and it’s worth splurging for the very best.
Aluminium, composite, vinyl, and wooden-framed windows are all options available to pick from, but which are the best? UPVC windows have become increasingly popular in recent years, and with good reason; long-lasting and low-maintenance, they are also one of the best choices for ensuring your home is as energy efficient as possible. Here’s why they should be top of your list.
UPVC windows can be customised to your needs
One of the most attractive traits of UPVC windows is the fact that they can be personalised to your needs. While many of the more traditional window styles are often viewed as plain and boring, this isn’t the case here, and the majority of window suppliers offer a wide range of styles and colours to choose from to enable you to pick something unique, special and perfectly suited to your desired aesthetic.
Complete Home Solutions, for example, has 26 different colourways when it comes to UPVC windows and from bold, statement charcoal to elegant sage, you can be certain of finding a colour and style you’ll love.
Homeowners everywhere seem to favour UPVC windows due to how easy they are to look after.
UPVC stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. The material is incredibly strong and durable, so is unlikely to break, rust or warp over time, making it the perfect material for window frames.
Being such a durable material, UPVC windows are easy to clean, whether you’re dealing with dust, dirt or rain marks, and can be wiped clean with minimal fuss. This makes them a great option if you don’t have the time, inclination or ability to keep on top of cleaning them on a regular basis – after all, there are far more exciting things to be doing.
Windows aren’t something that you’d want to replace often, and investing in UPVC windows means they’ll look as good as new for years to come. Long-lasting, durable and visually appealing, it’s easy to see why they’ve become a popular choice, and the perfect addition to any luxury home.
They could help to bring your energy bills down
UPVC windows are known for their excellent thermal efficiency – in other words, their ability to keep draughts out and heat in. As UK energy bills continue to surge, this can only be a good thing, even for those for whom money is no object, as it will help to free up your cash to spend on more of the things you love.
Although not quite as effective as timber frames, UPVC windows are a much cheaper alternative that provides similar results. So, not only are you getting all the benefits of a high-quality frame, but you’re also saving money. We all know that having a luxury home designed and built from the ground up, or renovating an existing property to impeccably high standards is a costly process, and it pays to pick and choose where you want to splurge, and where you don’t.
Ultimately, making the change to UPVC windows means you can keep your outgoings down in the long run, as you’ll be reaching for the heating controls less when the temperature drops.
UPVC windows can also reduce noise
If you live near a busy main road, have noisy neighbours, or even tend to make a lot of noise yourself, then UPVC windows are the perfect investment. The high strength material allows for noise isolation, meaning UPVC windows will limit sound travelling in both directions, so if you’re sick of the sound of cars whizzing past or have a child who is eager for a drum kit, then look no further. The acoustic insulation UPVC windows provide is second to none, so you can easily enjoy a quiet night in, even during house party season.
Last but not least, safety
UPVC windows are manufactured to the highest safety standards, and the majority of UPVC windows contain comprehensive locking systems around the sash and frame to further boost safety and security.
Both are of paramount importance in any luxury home, as lavish abodes can often attract the attention of burglars looking to lay their hands on expensive goods, and children, too, must be protected from falls – so be sure to bear in mind which type of windows will give you maximum peace of mind when it comes to the crunch.
When it comes to home improvements, it’s not only important to go to a company you can trust, but also one that stocks exactly what you need. Complete Home Solutions is made up of a group of door and window experts based in Stoke on Trent, and offers a wide range of services and are famous for their UPVC windows.
For further information on its products, call 01782 481508 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.