One way to enhance your property’s appeal is by replacing your Windows. Not only will it improve your heating and reduce your energy bills, it will also add value to your home. When it comes to buying your windows, it can be quite overwhelming with the amount of designs to choose from. The variety of styles, materials and features are almost never ending! It is especially challenging if you live in a period property. To get the perfect match windows for your home, it is wise to do some homework beforehand.

If you’re planning to replace your windows, here are factors to consider before you buy.


Depending on the type of property you have, will determine the best window design for you. This involves taking into consideration the exterior and interior of your home, in order to achieve the perfect blend with your property. From sliding sash, tilt and turn to casement windows, what design would work more effectively for you?

Every home has its own architectural design and unique style. In addition, the design of windows have changed significantly over the centuries. So if you install the wrong style of window in your property, it will won’t look as attractive. For example, an old cottage would not look appealing with large glazed openings forced into the period building. Whether you have a modern or traditional home, the choice of window design is a key element of your property’s appearance.


Once you have decided on a design, you can think about what window glazing and materials you’d like to go far. The glazing option you choose will determine the performance of your new windows. By upgrading your window glazing, not only will it increase the energy efficiency in your home, but at the same time make it much more comfortable to live in. With double or triple glazed windows can improve your home ventilation as well as keep their condition for longer. If you want to soundproof your home, double glazing and triple glazing are great options.

Windows endure a lot from the inside and the outside of the home. If you have noticed that your frames are rotting, or you have huge cracks across the glass, you shouldn’t wait around to replace them. High-performance glazing units prevent heat loss, all internal heat is reflected back into the home. There are many glazing styles available to you, from clear, patterned or stained. For traditional properties, leaded or bevelled style glazing offers a true aesthetic appeal.

Double Glazing:

  • Two Panes of glass with space in-between
  • Improved Energy efficiency
  • High Insulation
  • Sound Proofing
  • Protects against mould & damp

Triple Glazing:

  • 3 Panes of glass
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Increased Thermal Comfort
  • Great quality value

Secondary Glazing:

  • ‘Second window’ within existing frame
  • Best Sound Reduction
  • High security
  • Cost effective


One of the most common window-related issues is in condensation. It can cause real problems for your home, and if you notice that there is condensation inside the glass, your windows aren’t performing correctly. Condensation is indicative of an issue with ventilation, and replacement windows that are of higher quality can really help.

You can upgrade the performance of your windows by investing in better quality materials. Four popular materials include Aluminium, Timber, uPVC and Fibreglass. PVCu is the most common material used for window replacement because it’s a cheaper alternative, delivers fantastic insulation and cleaning PVCu windows in general is much easier and practical.

PVCu is the most common material used for window replacement because it’s a cheaper alternative, but also delivers fantastic insulation. Whereas Fibreglass windows are nearly eight times stronger than PVCu. They are extremely lightweight, provide improved durability and can last a lifetime.

While Aluminium windows are light-weight, flexible and offer a much more attractive appearance. It is a great option for homes with unique shaped windows, with only little maintenance required. If you’re looking for something classic, classy and timeless, Timber or wooden framed windows are the best option.


The first steps to buying your new windows is to know your budget. Depending on how much you want to spend, this will influence what replacement windows you’ll be able to choose. Once you have a budget in mind, you can start looking at the windows of a suitable cost. Replacing your windows can seem like an overwhelming investment so it is important to review all options before setting your mind on a solution. uPVC are the most affordable window system, whereas Aluminium windows are typically more expensive but offer better quality.


Window World offer supply and installation services for you Windows in the Colchester area. We have a wide range of replacement Windows available, with extensive glazing options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary style, our experts can assist you. Contact us on 01206 795449 or email us for more information.

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